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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@Minceirbeoir Fair comment Rosemarie. I will raise it with the organisers. Would be good to do a ‘voices from the crisis’ event to give those experiencing the harshest end of the housing crisis a platform inc travellers, migrants, asylum seekers, renters & those languishing on waiting lists.

Devil as always, is in the detail. In newly published @HIQA for June visit to Listowel’s Oaklands nursing home, inspectors found no person in charge, a lack of social distancing, poor infection control, evidence of poor governance & management. During a pandemic, remember.

We need a robust, responsive adult safeguarding system which listens, support and informs people about issues related to their own life & health & provides support & protection as needed & required. @IASW_IRL warned of increased risk of harm during lockdown in nursing homes.

What a cruel and eventful month November 1920 was ..Bloody Sunday, Terence MsSwiney & Kevin Barry’s deaths, Kilmichael Ambush to mention a few. The Burning of Cork to follow in a few short weeks. What a torrid, turbulent and momentous time. Makes our 2nd lockdown look quite tame

Understand care home anxiety’s re footfall and infection prevention and control but people should not have to demonstrate to get access to their loved ones.

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