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Rosarie O'Leary

Macroom LEA - Cork County Council

Rosarie O’Leary has been selected as the Aontú representative for the Macroom LEA.

She is the eldest of seven and lives in the beautiful Lee Valley, between the villages of Inchigeelagh and Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh where she grew up. Rosarie worked as a Legal Secretary for twenty years and in recent years has taken up a new position in education.

Outside of work, she enjoys meeting and talking to people, music, theatre, history, the occasional evening course and travel. 

Contact details

Phone: 086 815 4288

Rosarie's Local Election Leaflet

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.