Éimear is an experienced former civil servant, now working in independent consultancy. Her civil service career spanned a wide range of responsibilities in the justice, equality and child policy sectors. She set up the first Equal Status Unit in the Equality Tribunal as well as Cosc, the national office to co-ordinate government activity to tackle domestic and sexual violence, leading the development of the first national strategy on domestic and sexual violence. Other assignments included family court and criminal court registrar, senior roles at the Garda Inspectorate and in organisational development in the justice sector. In her position as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, she was responsible for operational standards and performance, policy and legislative developments relating to child welfare and protection, alternative care and related issues of children’s rights. Her current work includes strategic, policy and governance consultancy with a number of NGOs and government departments.