Anne-Marie Dermody joined the Board in December 2018. Originally, from Galway, Anne- Marie graduated from UCD in 1992 with a BCL in Civil Law. Anne- Marie has been a practising solicitor for over twenty years, having been a managing partner of her own firm for over eight years. In 2011, she was co-opted onto South Dublin County Council. She was re-elected to South Dublin County Council in 2014. She resigned from her position as Managing Partner in September to devote her energy full time to campaigning as a candidate for Fine Gael in the general Election of 2016. In September 2017, she returned to practice, first of all in a consultancy role and now runs her own general practice with a particular emphasise in the area of family law and mediation. Anne-Marie’s commitment to the Daisyhouse Charity is borne from her concern for women affected by domestic violence, homelessness and addiction.