Gillian Brien is the candidate who will run for People Before Profit in the local elections in Dublin Central and for the European elections. Gillian was born and raised in the North Inner City, and lives in Constitution Hill Flats. For over 15 years she has built a career in the Human Rights sector which has seen her work with Travellers, Prisoners, LGBTI + Youth, and Drug and Homelessness services.
Gillian has also advocated on behalf of her community for over ten years and is a well-known and respected grassroots activist in Dublin Central. She was involved in the collective action by the community of Constitution Hill to highlight the effects the Luas construction had on their children's’ safety. The community took action and shut down the Luas City works for 3 weeks, a collective action which won them a safe play area for their children. Gillian is a passionate advocate for working class people, women, the homeless, LGBTI issues, and those most at risk from the cuts made under austerity that have not been reversed.