Meet the Staff

LGBT Ireland’s staff team lead on our training, advocacy and communications work as well as providing ongoing support to our national network of volunteers.

Paula Fagan


Paula is CEO of LGBT Ireland leading the organisation’s dynamic staff and volunteer team.  Paula has been involved with LGBTI+ activism for many years. Paula holds an MSc in Women’s Studies.

Collette O’Regan

Senior Training & Advocacy Coordinator

Collette is Senior Training & Advocacy Coordinator with LGBT Ireland since March 2017. Her background is in adult & community education/development both in Ireland and overseas (Africa, Asia). Collette holds an MSc in Equality Studies.

James O’Hagan

LGBT Champions Training Programme Coordinator


James is the LGBT Champions Training Programme Coordinator with LGBT Ireland. Prior to LGBT Ireland James worked on network development in the Irish Institute of Pharmacy.

Claire Bio

Claire Murphy

Administrative and Communications Officer

Claire is the Administrative and Communications Officer for LGBT Ireland. Claire has extensive experience across the political and private sectors and holds an MSc in Design Innovation and a postgraduate qualification in Entrepreneurship.

Steven O’ Riordan

Services Development Coordinator

Steven (he/him) is the Services Development Coordinator for LGBT Ireland. Steven is an experienced Social Care professional and comes with over a decade of work and voluntary experience working with LGBTI+ and Social Care services. Steven is currently undertaking a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.