Grainne Healy

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Dr Gráinne Healy
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Born (1959-07-17) July 17, 1959 (age 64)
Alma materUniversity College Dublin

Dr Gráinne Healy (born 17th July 1959) is a long-standing feminist activist and a celebrated leader in gender equality and social Justice. Co-Director of Yes Equality Campaign which won referendum on marriage equality for same-sex couples in Ireland in May 2015.

She received the UCD Alumni Award for Social Sciences in 2018.[1]


Gráinne Healy attended University College Dublin graduating with BA 1980 (English, Geography, Philosophy) and Higher Diploma in Education 1981.[2]


Co-Director of Yes Equality Campaign[3]

In 2019 Healy was named chair of the Collaborative Forum on Mother and Baby Homes. [4]

Healy is the editor of “Crossing the Threshold - The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland” Book, one of the authors of “Ireland Says Yes: The Inside Story of How the Vote for Marriage Equality Was Won”. [5]


  1. "Dr Gráinne Healy UCD Alumni Awardee 2018".
  2. "Q&A with Dr Gráinne Healy".
  3. "The team behind the marriage equality campaign call it a day". independent. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  4. "Dr Gráinne Healy appointed new chair of Mother and Baby Homes forum".
  5. "Crossing The Threshold The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland".

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