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Catherina O'Sullivan

Catherina O’Sullivan from Killorglin is married to Michael and is a proud mother of six children. She is a dedicated Clinical Nurse Manager in Mental Health and will be an advocate for her community. Now, she is stepping into the political arena as a candidate for Aontú in the Kenmare Local Electoral Area (LEA), bringing a fresh and fearless approach to local politics.

Catherina undertook a pre-nursing course in Tralee community College and progressed to MTU and completed a four-year honours degree in mental health nursing in 2012.

For the last seven years, she has been working with women and their families all across Ireland and has provided wrap-around care catering for their physical, emotional and financial well-being.

As a resident of South Kerry, Catherina is acutely aware of the many issues facing the local community. These include housing, health, antisocial behaviour, and the closure of small businesses. She is dedicated to addressing these issues, understanding their detrimental impact not only on the locals but also on the tourists who visit South Kerry.

The Irish political system is radically broken

In Ireland the vast majority of elected representatives put a finger in the air to check which way the political wind is blowing. They have one eye on their leaders – seeking brownie points – and another eye keeping their seat safe. If elected reps shut up and do as they’re told, they are promoted; if they stand up for what they believe in, they are demoted. No wonder we have the political class we have. No wonder one point one billion euro is being buried in a hole under the National Children’s Hospital and that Stormont is in stalemate.

Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.