During my Seanad Éireann election campaign 2016, I was proud to have the support of many colleagues across the community, arts, political and academic sectors.
Declan Kiberd, Former Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature, UCD
"Alice-Mary Higgins has an independent mind and the eloquence to express it, informed by the qualities of compassion, imagination and critique. She has a real vision for Ireland and raises the major questions in a thoughtful and original way."
Dr Anne Byrne, Head of School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway
To challenge inequality you need to do more than be well intentioned: you need to understand cause and consequence and have well conceived strategies for change. Alice-Mary Higgins is the only person for the job. She has the commitment and the credentials.
Katherine Zappone, TD
"Alice-Mary Higgins will bring a depth and breadth of experience to bear on progressive law-making in the Seanad. Her creativity and robust analytic skills, coupled with a deep passion for justice, is just what the Seanad needs. I heartily endorse her Seanad campaign."
Anastasia Crickley, Vice President United Nations CERD, Former Head of Social Studies, NUI Maynooth
"Alice-Mary’s comprehensive understanding of policy-making, along with the determination and commitment which make her such a successful campaigner for social justice, will guarantee that she makes a real contribution for change in the Seanad."
Theo Dorgan, Poet, Writer, Member of Aosdána
"Without solidarity, without courage, imagination and a passion for justice, there will be no culture, no fairness, no meaningful community. I think of Alice-Mary as one of that wonderful cohort of young men and women who are passionate for solidarity. She is a witness for and a champion of all that is best in us."
Viviane Teitelbaum, President of the European Women’s Lobby
"It has been very enriching to work with Alice-Mary Higgins and share her expertise in the socio-economic area. She is efficient, generous and outspoken with real integrity and a remarkable ability to express and convince, even at the highest level."
Frank Geary, BCL HDip Development Education Advocate
"We need Alice-Mary in the Seanad to make the links between local and global and promote sustainable development and inclusive education."