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 the 22nd Seanad Éireann.

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.[1]

She died on 24 April 2007 from complications related to diabetes, after a long illness.[2]


  1. ^ "Kate Walsh's electoral history". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  2. ^ Clodagh Mulvey (24 April 2007). "Tánaiste pays tribute to late senator". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 

This page incorporates information from the Oireachtas Members Database