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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Delighted that my daughter Aoife Scott has been nominated in the #BestFolkAct at the 2021 #HotPress Magazine – it would be great to get Aoife into the final selection! thanks a million 🌻
Best Folk Act : Vote here
https://www.hotpress.com/music/announcing-the-hotties-2021-vote-for-the-hot-press-readers-poll-shortlist-22843366

When a ‘good father’ decides to kill his whole family https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/when-a-good-father-decides-to-kill-his-whole-family-1.4491923#.YDoI85bxBAI.twitter via @IrishTimesBooks

The @SocDems have a new 12 point plan to end #homelessness in Ireland.

Here goes..

1) Build a minimum of 20,000 social and affordable homes per year.

#TimeToTransform

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Homeless have ‘no legal right’ to pitch tents, says council chief (via @IrishTimes)

》They also don’t have a right to housing. If we were going to fix one of those two problems, I know which one I would choose.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/homeless-have-no-legal-right-to-pitch-tents-says-council-chief-1.4496261

#Seanad Commencement Matter 1 @frances_black Equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines for Palestinians – with LIVE #IrishSignLanguage interpretation -http://bit.ly/SeanadLive

5) The govt provided belated funding for safe visiting & very restrictive guidance & failed to enforce any of it. They have options, even with lack of clinical oversight. Doing nothing is an inhumane policy choice. One they must stand over as harrowing accounts of care emerge.

4) By access, I mean the safe visiting practices & pods used to safely support visits in Europe. Giving funds to @NursingHomesIre while failing to insist on installation of pods is a policy choice. Govt failure to install pods in HSE homes is a policy choice.

1) Good to see @IASW_IRL, @SageAdvocacy & most importantly a resident speak up on nursing home visitation on @rtenews. @IASW_IRL have made a written submission again calling for adoption & investment in rights based visiting.

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