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  • Liz O'Donnell Columnist

    Liz O'Donnell Columnist

    - for the Irish Independent newspaper.
    Photo by Barry McCall
  • Consultant, Lecturer  and Advisor

    Consultant, Lecturer and Advisor

    - in the field of government relations and public affairs.
  • Public Figure

    Public Figure

    - engages in a wide variety of charitable works and fundraising.
  • Former Politician

    Former Politician

    - TD for Dublin South from 1992 to 2007.

Columnist and Book Reviewer

Liz O’Donnell is an opinion columnist in the Irish Independent daily newspaper which enjoys the biggest readership in Ireland. She writes mainly on politics and public affairs.

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Consultant & Lecturer

Liz O’Donnell provides Consultancy, Lecturing and Advisory services for corporate, educational and various other organisations in the field of government relations and public affairs.

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Public
Figure

Liz O’Donnell engages in a wide variety of charitable works and fundraising as a public figure as being a consistent champion for human rights, development & the rights of minorities

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Former
Politician

Liz O’Donnell was first elected to the Dáil in 1992 and served as Progressive Democrats TD for Dublin South from 1992 to 2007. She retired from politics following the 2007 General Election.

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Road Safety AuthorityRSA Chairperson

Liz O’Donnell has been appointed as chairperson of the Road Safety Authority by the Government.

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LIZ CURRENTLY WORKS ON A DIVERSE PORTFOLIO OF ACTIVITIES WHICH INCLUDES BROADCASTING, JOURNALISM, PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONSULTANCY AND LECTURING. SHE REMAINS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY IN POLITICS AND BUSINESS AND IS AN ADVOCATE ON GENDER EQUITY AND WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC LIFE AND POLITICS.


 

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SBCeann Comhairle row resolved by compromise, so let’s return to civility 

The stand-off with the Ceann Comhairle was brewing for a while. There have been walk-outs, sit-ins and almost routine disregard for the Chair’s rulings, contributing to unprecedented parliamentary disruption and discord. Few anticipated it might come to a vote of no confidence in the holder of this constitutional office. After all, there had been no personal misconduct on Sean Barrett’s part to warrant such an outcome. In my view, the opposition’s outrage was overplayed and ill-judged.   Read More…

 


Where we have a cause for anger, Greece sees hope

Since Sunday, all eyes have been transfixed by the political drama in Greece. Whatever your leanings, it makes for compelling viewing. As bailout countries, we have much in common, yet much which divides us. While Ireland has exited our troika bailout with commendable plaudits and now shows signs of recovery and job creation, the story in Greece was and is very different.
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Gender balance isn’t just fairer – it’s also good for business

Despite legislation now in place requiring 30pc of candidates fielded by political parties to be women at the next general election, there are still mutterings of discontent in the big parties. Everyone supports equality, but the uncomfortable truth is that more women means fewer men.
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