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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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RSA launch medical fitness to drive guidelinesRSA launch medical fitness to drive guidelines

The Road Safety Authority and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland have published ‘Sláinte agus Tiomáint – Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines’, which will act as a clear guide for medical professionals in implementing medical fitness to drive policies.

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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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drink-drivingDrink driving hasn’t gone away – thousands of suspects were stopped just last week

For as long as we can recall, alcohol – the demon drink – has been the drug of choice for the Irish. It has been condemned as the “root of all evil” by those who disapprove of its collateral damage in terms of public health, violence, the destruction of relationships, economic and sexual recklessness, road safety and general devastation of lives.  Read More…


Society’s approach to domestic abuse needs to change

Just as the horrors of the Graham Dwyer trial recede, violence against women has again come calling. The agonising four-day search and tragic discovery of the body of young Irishwoman Karen Buckley in Glasgow plunged all parents of young adults into a state of dread and heartbreak. With so many of our young adult children in far-flung cities, making their way as emigrants, the plight of the Buckley family resonates with thousands of Irish families.  Read More…

 


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For party candidates, there’s many a twist between selection and election

Fine Gael has ratcheted up the election pressure by issuing an edict that all selection conventions be done and dusted by October – six months ahead of the General Election, should the government run its full term.  Read More…

 

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