Welcome to the INOU Policy Section

Brid5Brid O'Brien, INOU Head of Policy and Media


Bríd is the INOU’s Head of Policy and Media and plays a key role in formulating and developing INOU policy on unemployment, social welfare and the development of an inclusive and equitable labour market. On behalf of the INOU Brid works with Colleagues in the Community and Voluntary Sector on issues of socio-economic justice; and is one of the Community and Voluntary Pillar representatives on the National Economic and Social Council.

Bríd was appointed to the Council of the Economics and Social Research Institute in September 2012; and represents the INOU in social partnership and other structures including the Labour Market Council which was established in September 2013. She is also a member of the INOU's Senior Management team and acts as the Media spokesperson.

Prior to working with the INOU in January 2007, Bríd worked with Pavee Point Travellers Centre on policy, legislative and project development covering economic issues, equality, and social inclusion. In the course of this work Bríd worked in partnership with a range of government and non-government organisations at the local, national and European levels.

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and current news 

If you are looking for our analysis on a particular topic and do not find it in these sections, please contact Brid at policy@inou.ie