Ethel Gavin

My name is Ethel Gavin and I am married with two adult children. I am a retired Irish Prison Service Governor having worked in the prison service for 30 years. I previously worked in Revenue for 7 years.

I have a degree in Public Administration and a Masters in Criminal Justice. I am a strong advocate for Human Rights and advocated strongly for the progression of Life sentence prisoners throughout my service.

I supported the advance of all staff within the prison service but particularly acknowledged the difficult role that women had within a very male dominated environment.