Liz O'Donnell moderated Gorta's World Food Day Conference 2013.
Liz retired from politics in 2007 and is now involved in a variety of activities including broadcasting, public affairs consultancy and advocacy work. She has a keen interest in human rights, development and justice issues, particularly the rights of minorities - especially refugees.
In December 2002, she was awarded the Doolin Memorial Medal for her contribution to Overseas Development and Human Rights. She participates regularly in international conferences and in May 2003, attended and addressed the ‘Re-Imagining Ireland Conference’ in Charlottesville, Virginia.
She is a regular columnist and book reviewer for The Irish Times and is also a regular panellist on TV and radio talk shows. She was born in Dublin, educated at Salesian Convent, Limerick and is an honours graduate of the Law School, Trinity College Dublin. After graduation she had a career as a lawyer. She is married and has two children.
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