About Vincent P. Martin s.c.
Vincent is married with two young children and is passionate about improving the quality of life of our local communities especially in the ever changing and challenging context of Kildare being Ireland's largest commuter county with a population well in excess of 225,000 (as of the lest Census count)
Vincent was one of three Green party councillors who made an historic breakthrough being elected to Kildare County Council last May.
Vincent is founder and director of GOING PLASTIC FREE IRL (GPF).
He is also a founding member and education officer of the Wine Society of Ireland based in Naas, and a member of Bird Watch Kildare and Kildare IFA_
Vincent is a Senior Counsel and commutes to work daily from Naas to the Four Courts, Dublin where he has been practising as a barrister for the past 21 years,
He devised the annual transition year mock trials competition and visiting law programme (PAL) which to date has been delivered to over 150,000 pupils nationwide.
He is a co-founder of the New Beginning group of lawyers which offered support and free regal advice to thousands of people who faced the imminent loss of their homes during the recession.
An avid beekeeper; Vincent is a member of the North Kildare Beekeepers' Association.
Former President of Maynooth Students' Union, Vincent began his working career as a secondary school teacher_ He is the chairperson of the County Kildare green party.