Maire Ahern McCarthy is married to Brian and they have three children.

Living in Innishannon Co. Cork, she is a native of Kilbrittain in West Cork.  They have a dairy and beef enterprise, supplying milk to Bandon Co-op.

Maire is a Qualified Financial Adviser and has completed a Diploma in Food Business and Corporate Governance in UCC.

Maire is very interested in current affairs and enjoys reading, walking & farming in her spare time.