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Una O'Connor

Clane LEA - Kildare County Council

Una O’Connor is your Aontú candidate in the Clane Local Electoral Area.

Una began her career in the Department of Foreign Affairs before joining An Garda Siochana where she worked until her recent retirement and is now a carer. Committed to local community volunteerism, Una has secured over €20,000 in grants for her home community of Prosperous.

She has served on the committees of Prosperous Community Association, Prosperous Pitch and Putt Club and Prosperous Tidy Towns. More recently she established Blackwood Residents Action Group in an ongoing effort to make safe a local traffic blackspot at Dag Weld’s Cross.

She cares deeply for the marginalised and for those who have a mental or intellectual disability and has raised money for Kare. She is also on Clane Festival committee and is currently on the Board of Management of Prosperous Area Community Employment Scheme

Contact details

Phone: 046 948 4962

Una'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.