Marie is currently serving her third term on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, having topped the poll in the Blackrock Ward in the 2009 and 2014 elections.
She has been honoured to serve as Cathaoirleach or Mayor of the Council from 2004-2005 and also from 2014-2015.
Marie is involved at Council Level as Chairperson of DLR Leisure Services and formally a Board member of DLR Properties Ltd. She is also the chairperson of the Blackrock Tidy Towns Committee and Trustee and Chairperson of the Blackrock 29th Scouts. Marie was a founding member and formally Secretary of the Blackrock Business Network. She is a member of the Irish Guide Dogs Association, the Foxrock Garden Club and the Blackrock Society.
Marie was previously Chairperson of the Parent’s Association and on the Board of Management of Carysfort National School and a committee member of the Blackrock Animation Film Festival.
Besides her community involvement, Marie is a full-time councillor dedicated to dealing with local issues. Marie is married with four children and she lives with her family in Blackrock. She is very much part of the community and therefore sees the problems as she goes about her daily life. Her personal interests include local history, family history, quizzes, golf, badminton and aquafit.