Mary joined the Board of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in 2015. A veteran broadcaster, Mary’s career spanned fourteen years as a producer in the Religious Programmes, Education, Features and Current Affairs department in RTÉ Radio 1. In 2005, she became Secretary of the RTÉ Trade Union Group and, up to her retirement in 2012, was involved in protracted negotiations on new pension, pay and working conditions in the context of the economic crisis and its effect on the finances of the organisation. As a result of her experience in RTÉ, Mary subsequently trained as a mediator and is a volunteer with Community Law and Mediation in Coolock, Dublin. She also has a particular interest in the area of restorative justice and is a member of the management committee of Facing Forward.