Our Staff

Aoife Murphy

Communications Officer

Aoife joined MRCI in December 2012. As Communications Officer, she is responsible for internal and external communications, including MRCI publications, social media and this website. Aoife has a BA in Language & Cultural Studies from UCC and an MA in International Relations from DCU, and previously worked with a range of human rights organisations and arts groups in Dublin and Cork. She is originally from Cork but tries not to mention that more than four or five times a day.

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Jane Xavier

ESF and Community Support Worker-‘Building Better Futures – Building Social Enterprise with Migrant Women Entrepreneurs’

Jane Xavier joined  MRCI in 2017, she was previously involved with Au Pair Rights Ireland and the Domestic Workers Action Group (DWAG). She worked as an au pair in 2006 -2007 and has also worked as a FETAC accredited childminder in a crèche and in a private home. She holds a BA (HONS) in Social Science, she has been involved in social justice activism in many different spheres, such as domestic worker’s rights, anti-racism, and reproductive rights. Prior to arriving in Ireland, Jane studied Nutrition & Dietetics and Hospitality in Brazil, where she worked in hospitals for many years.

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Bríd McKeown

Coordinator PEACE IV Crossing Borders, Breaking Boundaries

Bríd has been working with MRCI since March 2018. She coordinates a cross-border project focused on supporting migrant workers in the border region, working in the agriculture, food processing and services sectors. She has a background working with community groups on campaigns related to migration and gender, and holds an MA degree in Conflict, Governance, and International Development from University of East Anglia.

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Joel Anderson

Campaign Development Worker (My Fair Home)

Joel joined MRCI in October 2018. He is responsible for coordinating MRCI's workplace rights campaigns. The focus of his work is My Fair Home, the only group of migrant carers in Ireland that collectivises and campaigns for better rights and conditions in the care sector. Joel has a background in youth and community work and is passionate about empowering those on the peripheries to take their place and challenge the injustices in our society. He also holds an MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice from Queen's University Belfast.

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Karina Korotkevica

Caseworker

Prior to joining MRCI in 2018, Karina provided information and advocacy to Eastern European communities in Fingal Citizens Information Office and worked in a corporate financial firm as an Internal Auditor. Karina has qualifications in Law from Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin and a recognised certification in Information Advice and Advocacy from Citizens Information Board. She has comprehensive experience in providing advice and advocacy on social and civic rights to local communities. Karina received several national honorable awards for extra-curricular activities such DCU President’s Award for Civic Engagement and she is enrolled on Trinity College Students’ Roll of Honour in recognition of her community engagement activities. Karina is fluent in Russian, Latvian and English.

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