Maureen O'Sullivan (politician)
|Dublin City Councillor|
September 2008 – June 2009
|Constituency||North Inner City|
10 March 1951 |
|Alma mater||University College Dublin|
Maureen O'Sullivan (born 10 March 1951) is an Irish independent politician. She has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Central constituency since June 2009. She was first elected to Dáil Éireann on 6 June 2009 in a by-election.
A native of Dublin's East Wall, she was educated locally at Mount Carmel school. After completing a BA at University College Dublin, she then went on to work as an English and History teacher and guidance counsellor in a secondary school in Baldoyle, a position she held for 30 years.
She was a member of Tony Gregory's local political organisation in the 1970s where she served as his director of elections. She was co-opted onto Dublin City Council for the North Inner City area from September 2008 to June 2009 after the retirement of Mick Rafferty. After the death of Tony Gregory, she won the resulting by-election which was held on the same day as the local elections where she also won a seat on Dublin City Council, for the North Inner City electoral area. Marie Metcalfe was co-opted to take the seat due to the dual mandate rule; subsequently Anna Quigley replaced Metcalfe on the council. O'Sullivan was re-elected to the Dáil at the 2011 general election. She is part of the Dáil Technical group which gives independents and minor parties more speaking time in Dáil debates.
She described a proposal for political gender quota legislation as "tokenistic" and that women were able to get themselves nominated for election.
- "Mrs. Maureen O'Sullivan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
- "Maureen O'Sullivan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
- Marie O'Halloran (8 June 2009). "O'Sullivan dedicates her victory to Tony Gregory's legacy". The Irish Times. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
- "TDs agree to form technical group". The Irish Times. 9 March 2011.
- "Political gender quota legislation planned". RTÉ News. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
|Independent Teachta Dála for Dublin Central