Grace is a mother of three, an ecologist, and an environmental education specialist. She is also a former Greenpeace activist, a former Irish surf champion, and a green entrepreneur. Having grown up in Tramore, Co. Waterford, Grace has been a lifelong nature-enthusiast and environmentalist, with a particular love of the sea.
At the age of 21 she took a job with Greenpeace, where she spent the next 20 years of my career. She travelled the seas and oceans of the world, taking part in actions for peace and climate justice. She was a crew member of the Rainbow Warrior when it was bombed by the French Foreign Intelligence Service in 1985. She continues her work as a peace and environment activist, these days within the political sphere.
After serving for three years as a Senator, She was elected to the European Parliament in 2019. Grace is a proactive member of important committees. A member of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (PECH) Committee, and a member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee. She is also a member of delegations on Mercosur and Palestine, and a member of a number of intergroups and working groups, including the LGBTI Intergroup and the Greens/EFA Biodiversity Working Group, of which she is co-chair.