Ruairí McKiernan is an award winning social innovator, campaigner, consultant, writer and speaker. He is a Fulbright scholar and a Presidential appointee to Ireland's Council of State. Ruairí is the founder of the pioneering SpunOut.ie youth organisation, a co-founder of the Uplift campaigning organisation, and part of the founding team behind Gaelic Voices For Change. Ruairí is also the host of the chart-topping Love and Courage podcast a regular contributor to national media on social justice, youth and community issues, civic leadership and wellbeing. Ruairí recenty co-founded the Road to Connection initiative with his wife Susie Q.