Olive is a member of the Travelling community from Limerick city. She has devoted many years advocating and supporting her community on a voluntary capacity. Olive is extremely passionate about human rights and in particular promoting equal opportunities for all Travellers. Olive previously worked in her local primary health care organisation and completed a diploma in ‘women's studies’ in UL.  She also played an active role in leading out the ‘Limerick Travellers Covid 19 voluntary support group’ in 2020. Olive was also one of the Traveller researchers involved in the ‘All Ireland Health Study’. She worked with the Irish Travellers Access to Justice team as a peer researcher.