Colette Kelleher - Independent

Colette is a hardworking advocate for people who are marginalised and vulnerable. Throughout her career in public service and politics she has mobilised positive social change in collaboration with others.

Raised in Macroom in County Cork, from an early age Colette has been passionate about social issues. She studied at University College Cork and University of Southampton. She holds an MBA and is a Certified Practioner in Consulting and Change with the Tavistock Institute.

Colette has championed children’s and women’s rights, strengthening the supports and protections for refugees, highlighting the issues affecting the Travelling community and promoting the need to do more for people with dementia and their carers.

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Colette's Key Issues

These are just some of the key issues that Colette Kelleher works on. Find out more about each issue, her background and interest in each of them.

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Today, 18 NGOs in Ireland wrote to @Taoiseach Martin & Ministers @simoncoveney, @HMcEntee, @rodericogorman
& @ThomasByrneTD, requesting the urgent relocation of unaccompanied children & young people from Greece to Ireland following tragic #Moria fires.
PR: https://www.oxfamireland.org/blog/press-releases

The Irish Traveller Movement statement on Fundamental Rights Agency Report on Travellers.

Click the link below to read the full statement and to access the report.

https://itmtrav.ie/irish-traveller-movement-statement-on-fundamental-rights-agency-report-on-travellers/

On a seminar with Eoin O Sullivan from Trinity – Eoin makes the point that homeless prevention services work very well and should be further invested in:

Misogyny should be made a hate crime to protect women, Law Commission says https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hate-crimes-women-misogyny-sex-gender-law-commission-review-b535161.html

How were people challenged? What did they achieve?How did they manage to hold down a job while rebuilding their lives? Personal insights & experiences inform the findings, which will be shared during our online launch on Tues 29 Sept @ 11am #AWorkingLife #CorkSimon #SimonWeek2020

Travellers have highest rate of acute poverty in Europe, report shows https://www.e-pages.dk/irishtimes/2219/article/1214464/4/1/render/?token=490e265b2a6c549d9a99d086b2215e44&vl_platform=ios&vl_app_id=ie.irishtimes.ereader&vl_app_version=4.0.2

I spoke to Senator Eileen Flynn @Love1solidarity about her experience of motherhood, and feeling undermined as a Traveller woman for the Parenting in my Shoes series in The Irish Times @IT_HealthPlus. https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/eileen-flynn-as-a-traveller-woman-i-was-undermined-in-the-maternity-hospital-1.4354484

great to see our letter on children in care and education published in the Irish Times today. https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/educational-needs-of-children-in-care-1.4360745

It still amazes me how the most racist bigot in Ireland will still look over his shoulder before saying the word n*gger but the wokest lefty in Ireland will still have no bother shouting the word kn*cker from the rooftops

It’s finally here! Today we & @IrishArtsCenter with the wonderful @propermiss will launch ‘Why the moon travels’ by @Oeiny online at 7pm IST.

Join us: https://tickets.irishartscenter.org/282

‘Why the moon travels’ is available from bookshops & http://www.skeinpress.com

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