Kate Walsh (politician)

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Kate Walsh (1 March 1947 – 24 April 2007) was an Irish Progressive Democrats politician and community activist from Celbridge, County Kildare. In 2002 she was nominated by the Taoiseach as a member of Seanad Éireann.[1]

Walsh was elected to Kildare County Council at the 1999 local elections, when she stood as an independent and won over one-and-a-half quotas on the first count. She later joined the Progressive Democrats (PDs), and stood unsuccessfully as a PD candidate for Dáil Éireann in the Kildare North at the 2002 general election. She was unsuccessful again at the by-election in 2005.[2] Walsh was Mayor of Celbridge from 1982 to 2007.

She died on 24 April 2007 from complications related to diabetes, after a long illness.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ms. Kate Walsh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kate Walsh". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 February 2008. 
  3. ^ Clodagh Mulvey (24 April 2007). "Tánaiste pays tribute to late senator". The Irish Times. Retrieved 16 February 2008.