How it all began
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Úna Crawford O’Brien is an Irish actor, best known for her role as Renee Phelan in the long-running soap opera, Fair City which has been broadcasting since 1997. Additionally, she has done a lot of stage work, including Menopause the Musical and Grumpy Old Women.
She was previously married to Brian O’Brien, and they have two sons, Tim, and Fionn. They also had a baby daughter Sorcha, who sadly passed away at 17 weeks, in a cot death. After the death of her daughter Sorcha, Úna became involved with FirstLight.
Úna’s partner is Irish actor, Bryan Murphy and she supports FirstLight as an Ambassador in many ways, specifically around FirstLight’s Mile in Memory Walks.
Board Members and the Chairman are volunteers and donate their time without payment. FirstLight is committed to complying with and implementing The Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations of Ireland.
Oliver Blackwell: Chairperson
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Ciara Regan: Secretary
Rita O’ Reilly: Treasurer
FirstLight embraces the work of the Charities Regulator and is fully compliant with the Regulator’s Governance Code. FirstLight has adopted best practices in implementing the SORP incorporating FRS 102 and the requirements of the 2014 Companies Act.