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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After so many older Irish people died from #COVID19 in under-funded, under-regulated, largely privatized nursing home system with profit-taking accompanied by poor pay and conditions, shameful report from CAG (and shameful reporting by media) of funding of nursing homes, tone-

Every year these students find out who their🚕driver is&who’ll they’ll be sharing w/days before or even on the day of their return to school. If u know anything about autism you’ll know that’s an issue. &these students are lucky as plenty simply don’t get the 🚕 they’re entitled2

Niche🧵as it relates to school transport&ASD special classes. Appreciate a RT from anyone in or interested in education.I run 3 secondary ASD special classes in Cork city. Most of our 18 students share taxis to school from all over the city&beyond. @josephamadigan @NormaFoleyTD1

In March the govt was warned that Travellers and Roma “have been made vulnerable by centuries of neglect and discrimination in our societies. As the coronavirus crisis makes tragically clear, they now urgently need our care.” State neglect or racism?
https://pace.coe.int/en/news/7832/rapporteur-denounces-discrimination-against-roma-and-travellers-as-coronavirus-spreads

‘The spaces of the wild and the spaces inside us, those thinly woven webs of our understanding, can become lax, and the strings with which we tie ourselves to reality can loosen,’ @Oeiny – ‘Why the moon travels’.

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Woman’s Hour – Well worth listening to Zadie Smith reflecting on Covid 19 and more http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000lf94

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