Marian is married to Brian, a grandnephew of Michael Collins, and they have two grown up children. She has been a very active member of the Fine Gael Party for many years. She holds a BA in Human Resources Management from the University of Limerick, and has thirty years experience working with the Shannon Development. She has also worked with Faillte Ireland as a consumer engagement officer.
She is Chairperson of the Arts and Heritage Centre. Marian is involved with Lisagry youth group and she also set up the Annacotty Youth group. Her contribution to the vulnerable and sometimes voiceless people within the community is remarkable; she is a natural and caring leader and has been courageous and instrumental in setting up the collaboration between clients of St. Vincent’s residential centre and the tidy towns committee. This has resulted in the production of the Picnic Bench and Seat by the residents which was installed on the banks of the Mulcair River for all to enjoy. This project was outstandingly mutually beneficial to all involved for many different reasons, especially in facilitating social inclusion in a meaningful and fun way for the residents of St.Vincents.
She also engaged with Mulcair Life to draw down funding from the EU to produce a mural l depicting the flora and fauna of the area, which has transformed the bridge. She is looking forward to working towards delivering key services, which will make a real and positive contribution to the lives of all people within her local electoral area, economically, socially, culturally and artistically.
Marian was elected as Deputy Mayor of Limerick City and County Council, for 2017-18.