Paula is Project Manager of the All-Island Local Authority Programme, which facilitates an exchange of best practice and information between Councils Chief Executives, North and South as well as providing opportunities for councils to collaborate on joint projects in spatial planning, community planning and waste management.  The programme is one of Co-operation Ireland’s cross-border local government programmes.

Paula holds a Bachelor of Arts in English & Sociological & Political Studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Masters of Arts in International Relations from Dublin City University.

Prior to joining Co-operation Ireland, Paula worked in the education sector and in television production.