The current committee was elected at our AGM in January 2019. Please bear with us while we update photos and bios.
- Vice Chairs
- Membership Secretary
- Community Liaison
- Trade Union Liason
- Women's Officer
- LGBT Officer
- Disability Officer
- Youth & Student Officer
- Non-Portfolio Officers
- Honorary Presidents
Claire Tighe is Vice Chair of Labour Party Irish Society. She was Director of Irish4Europe during the EU referendum, and is Director of Banba Communications that builds a bridge with the London Irish community and Westminster.
Liz joined the Labour Party in 1995 and has been a member of the LPIS since 1999 and has been on the Executive Committee since 2001. Liz is originally from Bangor Co Down and moved to London when she was 18 to study Spanish at UCL. She was a Haringey councillor from 2014 - 2018.
Ellen Murphy joined the Labour Party in 2019. Originally from Dublin, she now works as UNISON local organiser in London. She has significant campaigning experience having been an active member of the Irish Labour party since 2012. She was also a staff member of the successful Together for Yes Campaign.
Muhammad is a Muslim academic and imam, and Executive of the Commission for Peace in Ireland, working to defend the human rights of all minority communities by reason of ethnicity and traveller heritage, religion, disability, age, sexuality and gender across the island of Ireland – with a focus on border areas most affected by Brexit.
He is a proud socialist and lifelong activist in the labour movement, and writes for various newspapers and LabourList on Irish and faith issues. He is an accredited union rep for the Ireland Region of Unite the Union, and also an accredited rep and officer of the national Unite Faith Workers’ Branch, and represents Ireland on the Unite National BAEM Committee.
Muhammad is a keen fiddle player and singer of Irish language sean-nós and, as an Officer of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (Society of the Musicians of Ireland), stands deeply committed to nurturing the natural alliance between Irish arts and culture and the Irish people’s historic pursuit of social justice for all.
Paula has been the Women's Officer for LPIS since 2017 and is a Senior Researcher in the House of Commons for two Labour MPs. Originally from Belfast, she spent a year working in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Matthew is originally from Belfast but moved to London last year. He has been a member of the Labour Party since 2015, and a member of the SDLP since 2016. He is a former Chairperson of the SDLP LGBT+ group and previously worked for Claire Hanna MP. He now works as a trainee solicitor.
Sally Mulready OBE
Sally is a member of the Irish Council of State. She is one of seven appointees appointed to the Council of State in January 2012 by President Michael D. Higgins. Sally is the only President's nominee on the Council of State who does not live in Ireland. She was appointed by the President due to her many decades of work for the Irish community in Britain.
Fiona hales from Bray, Co Wicklow, she moved to London in the mid 90s. She's been a Labour Party member for the last 10 years, is currently vice chair of her CLP, a Co-op party member and is part of the 'Remain Labour' campaign team. She works in PR and communications.
Lord Roy Kennedy