June Maher is a socialist activist with People Before Profit since 2010, and is the representative for the West Ward of Bray in the 2019 local elections.
June was born and raised in Bray and grew up in a large, working class council estate. Her family has ties to Bray and Wicklow going back generations. June has a son and daughter as well as a step son and grand daughter.
June was a fervent activist from a very young age, although she began as a campaigner for animal rights as a member of The Irish Council Against Blood Sports. In the following years however, she turned her attention to human rights, while still contributing to various animal charities. In the 70’s June joined a group called AFRI (Aid From Ireland) and worked in the community in Sean McDermott Street Dublin. In conjunction with working with the marginalized in Ireland, AFRI also fund raised for various enterprises in India. As a junior member of AFRI, June got the opportunity to go to India for five months and work with the sick and poor in the centers that AFRI supported.
On her return to Ireland, June continued her community activities. Her participation in the Campaign Against Household And Water Taxes brought her into contact with her current comrades. This led on to getting actively involved in many campaigns such as, opposing the downgrade of Loughlinstown Hospital A&E and being a founding member of the Right2Water Campaign. Following that, June was part of the Marriage Equality Referendum, the Repeal the 8th Referendum, Save St.Paul’s Lodge and is currently active in the National Housing and Homeless Coalition.