Our Board

Bernadette Daly

Bernadette Daly is a qualified solicitor who has worked in private practice for many years in both Dublin and London. She now works as in-house legal counsel for a large professional services firm. She specialises in employment law (both contentious and non-contentious) and contractual disputes. Bernadette has also done voluntary legal casework with MRCI's Workplace Rights team. She has a degree in European Studies (Law and German) from the University of Limerick and a Diploma in Employment Law from UCD.

Michael O’Sullivan

Michael O'Sullivan works for the Columban Missionaries as coordinator of their development education programme, and on their justice and peace team. He is also a member of the Columban Development Committee (Ireland), which works with Columbans in Asia and Latin America to help build their capacity to achieve good quality development work with the communities in which they live. Michael is a founder member and former Chairperson of the Debt and Development Coalition, and also a founder member of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. He was also a member of the National Committee for Development Education from its inception until it was incorporated directly into the work of the Irish Aid programme. Michael is a member of MRCI's Finance Subcommittee.

Pat Raleigh

Pat Raleigh is a Columban Missionary, and a founding member of the MRCI. He worked in the Philippines for eleven years and in Pakistan for eleven years. Pat obtained a Masters Degree in the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, California. Since his return to Ireland in 1994 he has been very much involved in JPIC work for the Columbans and is still the JPIC Co-ordinator for the Columbans in Ireland. He was also the Co-ordinator of the Jubilee Debt Campaign calling for the cancellation of Third World Debt. He is the Regional Education Co-ordinator and the Regional Vice-Director for the Columbans in Ireland. He is currently the Chairperson of the MRCI Finance Sub-Committee.

Bill Abom

Bill Abom is an experienced community work specialist and practitioner and is Mandate Trade Union's Lead Organiser. Bill previously worked with SIPTU and with MRCI as Deputy Director with responsibility for campaigns and workplace rights. He has a Master's Degree in Development Studies from Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Dublin. Before taking up a position with MRCI in May 2006 he served three years as the Associate Director of Rural & Migrant Ministry, located in New York State, developing and coordinating programmes to support the voices, leadership and actions of migrant farm workers and their families.

Lucy Peprah

Lucy Peprah joined the board of MRCI in 2012. Her background is in Adult and Community Education, using Theatre Arts as a tool for social change. She has been employed by South Dublin County Partnership since 2005 as an Integration Worker – Community Development. Her work includes supporting migrants to actively participate in Irish society through advocacy, information dissemination, training, policy change and development. Lucy has been a member of the Ethnic Minority Women’s Forum since 2003 and the Migrant Women’s Council since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in English Language and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana, a Certificate in Community Work in a Changing Ireland from NUI Maynooth, and a Certificate in Conflict Management, along with other postgraduate qualifications in Project Management, Business Administration and Adult Education. Lucy is also a qualified trainer in the area of Equality, Diversity and Combating Racism.