Full-Time Elected Officers

The SU Officers are also based in the Students’ Union Building. If you wish to see any of the officers you can pop into the SU Info Centre to see if they are available for a drop-in meeting or to arrange an appointment. The Officers were recently students just like yourself, so they can always relate and help you out in whatever way they can.

President ImageKatie Deegan // SU President

A Business Management graduate, Katie is your President for 2019/20. This is her second year as an elected officer after serving as VP Education last year. As SU President Katie is the CEO and Chief Spokesperson of the Union and represents the interests of Maynooth students when the University are making decisions.
Read more about Katie and her Role / (01) 708 6436 / (087) 908 3602


Michael Butler // SU VP Education & Deputy PresidentVP Education Image

A Biology & Maths Teaching graduate, Michael is your VP Education and Deputy President for 2019/20. Michael can offer students advice on academic matters and direct people to the appropriate supports across the University. The Academic REP system is also a major part of his brief.
Read more about Michael and his Role / (01) 708 4712 / (087) 278 5204


VP Welfare Equality ImageCiarán Watts // SU VP Welfare & Equality

Ciarán is your VP Welfare & Equality for this year while on a sabbatical from studying Primary Teaching. Ciarán can offer students support and advice on wellbeing matters and direct people to the appropriate supports across the University. Ciarán will be running many campaigns across the year, so expect to meet him all across campus!
Read more about Ciarán and his Role / (01) 708 6808 / (087) 630 6433

VP CSSE ImagePaul Kenny // SU VP Clubs, Societies & Student Engagement

Paul is in his second year in the position after graduating in 2018. Paul wants to ensure that students get involved in extra-curricular activities and really get the most out of their time in Maynooth. If you become involved in a Club or Society Paul will be the person to turn to for support or advice.
Read more about Paul and his Role / (01) 708 6249 / (087) 957 8923


Full-Time STAFF

It takes a lot of work behind the scenes to make MSU tick. From Representation and Communications, to Events and Finance- your SU full-time staff support your Officers to ensure that your Union is able to represent MU and SPCM students’ interests to the highest level.

Sandra Byrne Image

Sandra is the Operations & Finance Manager for MSU and is based in the MSU Student Centre. / (01) 708 6070

Dillon Grace Image

Dillon graduated from Maynooth University with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and is currently undertaking an MSc Management and Corporate Governance from Ulster University. Throughout his academic life, Dillon has been an active contributor to MSU with a multi-varied perspective of the organisation. Dillon was previously positioned as Deputy Returning Officer, assisting the Returning Office in supervising and executing elections and referendums. Dillon also functioned as an Operations Team member, providing assistance to the sabbatical officers and coordinating their events.

Dillon was elected as Vice President Education / Deputy President of MSU in 2015 and as President and CEO in 2016, overseeing budgets and annual workstream planning, and acting as a primary student representative to the Governing Authority & Academic Council and Chief Spokesperson of the Union. Subsequently, Dillon joined the MSU full time staff team as a Union Development Administrator, working to build upon successful policies enacted in his term as President of MSU.

In his current role of Director of Democratic Affairs, Dillon is primarily focused on enhancing student representation, transparency, and student engagement in decision making. His key areas of interests lie in bolstering student democracy, accountability, and constitutional compliance throughout MSU.
Dillon loves Maynooth so much! SO MUCH HE HAS NOT LEFT IT!

Dillon is a member of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland (CGAI) and is studying to become a chartered member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). / (01) 474 7253

Ann Marie Cudden Image

Ann Marie returned to education back in 2007 as a mature student. She studied to be a teacher, right here in Maynooth. Having received her qualifications, she decided she loved Maynooth so much that she would stay!

Ann Marie worked within the University for a number of years, before changing positions and starting to work with us in the SU in July 2017. As Front Office Manager she can be found behind the 'Green Door' and can assist you if you are looking for your Student Leap-card, to meet your MSU officers, hoodies, printing, binding, information, parcel-point, etc.

Always prepared with a smile, just pop in and say hello to Ann Marie anytime you are in the SU. 708 3669

Colin Maher Image

Colin is the Events Manager for MSU and is based in the MSU Student Centre. / (01) 708 3946

Eddie Corr Image

Eddie studied Visual Communication and Professional Design Practice through to Masters level across Institutes as varied as Waterford IT, University of West London and TU Dublin. He is currently studying for a Postgraduate Cert in Student Engagement in Higher Education through Winchester University.

Eddie has worked in the Higher Education and Students' Union areas for over 12 years, beginning as a graphic designer for TU Dublin SU and now as Communications Manager for MSU. In his current role Eddie is primarily focused on ensuring the Union communicates effectively with its membership while supporting the elected officer team in delivering engaging and results focussed campaigns.

An avid lover of pastries and coffee, Eddie can be easily bribed with sweet treats- good to know! / (01) 474 7467

Mary Mc Photo

Mary is a Clubs & Societies Administrator for MSU and is based upstairs in the MSU Student Centre in the Clubs & Socs Hub. / (01) 474 7288

Mary B Photo

Mary is a Clubs & Societies Administrator for MSU and is based upstairs in the MSU Student Centre in the Clubs & Socs Hub. / (01) 708 6819

Louise Kiernan ImageLouise joined the Accounts Office back in 2015 and instantly found herself at home! With over 25 years years of bookkeeping and payroll experience, across many companies and sectors, she provides a safe pair of hands for the Union's finances.

Louise works away from the limelight on the practical work of accountancy and plays an important role in producing reliable financial information. If you work for the Union in any capacity Louise will be one of the first faces you see as she sets you up on payroll and begins your induction. / (01) 708 6049

Lousie Freaney Image

Louise studied Business Studies Management in IT Tallaght leaving with a BBS. She worked in a number of other industries before finding her home in the MSU.

Louise is a relatively new member of the team, only joining us in 2019. She has taken up the role of Representation & Democracy Administrator. She will be working with the Student Senate, Academic Assembly and other relevant committees to ensure their smooth operation during the year and to enable your voice and decisions to impact the daily running of the Union. / (01) 474 0000
Brian Torley ImageThe SU Shop is headed up by General Manager Brian, Assistant Manager Fiona and Shop Assistant Jackie. They lead the student staff and ensure the busy shop delivers on providing students with the best value on campus.

Brian and his team are always happy to hear about any ideas or suggestions to improve our offering. Just tell them what you are thinking next time you are in the shop!

(01) 708 3876

Bar Management Image

The original double act, our Bar Managers Conor and Dec head up the student staff in the SU Bar. They work to ensure that students have a great space to meet up, chill out and enjoy the entertainment!

Prices in the Bar are student friendly and a warm welcome will always await you from Dec, Conor and the entire team.

(01) 708 3945