Kieran Maxwell is a native of Larne in County Antrim . Kieran has lived in Bangor, North Down since 1990.
Kieran family background is from an Ulster Scots as well as an Irish Gaelic heritage.
He is married with 3 children who all attend local schools in the Bangor area.
Kieran qualified as a social worker in 2000 and has worked in the field of Adults with Learning Disabilities for the past 22 years.
His interests include current affairs, politics and history and he enjoys reading and researching Genealogy.
Kieran is active in local community groups and is a committed volunteer on behalf of local charities.
Kieran is a strong advocate for equality, active protection of our local environment, minority rights, respect for all citizens, regardless of race, orientation or political affiliation, protection of the most vulnerable in our society and the democratic reunification of Ireland.
A native of Donegal, Dr Peter Doran is a life-long activist on peace and environmental issues. He lectures on environmental justice at Queens University and has worked at the United Nations on climate change.
He moved to Belfast with his family, Stephanie, Oisín and Amhairghin, to lead environmental research with the Northern Ireland Assembly and later worked as a researcher and policy officer at Dáil Éireann.
Dr Doran has written extensively on environmental issues. Routledge will publish his first book, on consumerism and mindfulness, in 2017.
As a young man he spent a number of years in the Taizé Community, France, a world-renowned ecumenical monastery, dedicated to post-war reconciliation. He later organised annual acts of reconciliation in Derry working with the Catholic and Church of Ireland Bishops and Cathedrals. Peter has worked on a series of successful environmental and Fair Trade campaigns, and helped lead opposition to incineration and to the arms trade in Derry.
Peter worked closely with the Republican leadership in Derry during an early career in journalism in the 1980s, in Derry.