Martha Downey de Buitleir. RGN, RNiD, DIPBBM, is a registered nurse with many years working in Ireland, UK and Australia in the area of oncology and palliative care. She did the English Nursing Board courses in oncology and care of patients with AIDS at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. On return to Ireland she worked in Hospice Home Care in Our Lady’s Hospice Cross, progressing to Education and Nurse management. She took a career break to rear her four children and has now returned to work in Our Lady’s Hospice.
She has a Diploma in Research methods from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.. She is a past President of Junior Chamber Dublin and is currently a board member of Fold Ireland, a social housing organisation…She became a practitioner in 2016 in Galway and set up as a practitioner in South Dublin.