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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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Kenny-ObamaUS coolness a sign of normal politics

For once there has been less whinging about the annual exodus of ministers to far-flung cities on St Patrick’s Day. This follows years of undeserved scepticism about the value of these overseas trips by ministers. They are costly expeditions but, relative to the commercial visibility and promotion of Ireland and its exports to the wider world, it is money well spent. In a small open economy such as Ireland, which exports 90pc of what we produce, we need every opportunity to showcase our goods and services in a globalised marketplace. The outreach of Enterprise Ireland and the IDA has delivered solid jobs for Ireland, and both agencies are making a remarkable contribution to our national recovery. But officials can only do so much. Political networking and influence is also essential.   Read More…


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SF says it’s fit to govern but recent events suggest otherwise

It has been a bruising week for Sinn Féin. New disclosures about the party’s mishandling of child abuse by republicans and the dispensing of summary justice has propelled them from the celebratory hubris of last weekend’s Ard Fheis to a major political storm north and south.   Read More…

 


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Economic recovery must include an end to homelessness

Of all the social problems we face in Ireland, perhaps the most complex and pathetic is the human condition of homelessness and addiction.
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