Novices offer independent expertise as TCD Seanad candidates

Dementia activist, barrister, entrepreneur, climate action campaigner among hopefuls

There are 16 candidates on the Trinity Seanad panel. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There are 16 candidates on the Trinity Seanad panel. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sabina Brennan

When she started university as a mature student of 43, Brennan became the first member of her family to go to third level and graduated with her younger son.

A former drama teacher and Fair City actor, she also worked in insurance. Now 53, she is co-director of the dementia research programme in Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and research assistant professor of Trinity’s School of Psychology.

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