1. Tell us about your background?
I HAVE lived most of my life in Limerick North, currently in Ashbrook, along with my family, extended family and friends in the vicinity. I was educated locally in Salesians’ schools and then Mary Immaculate College.
I work part-time with University College Cork (Limerick Centre), also Limerick and Clare E.T.B. and Hibernia College Dublin.
I have spent the last 14 years as a political campaigner for the rights of special needs families, people with disabilities and the arts/cultural community. I co-founded the Special Needs Parents Association and the Limerick Arts and Culture Exchange (L.A.C.E.). I volunteer with Dóchas: Mid West Autism Support. My son has Autism.I’ve contributed to the National Suicide Strategy Reachout 2005–2014, Limerick’s Cultural Strategy 2016-2030 and its Tourism Strategy 2019-2023. I also work on a research team for the National Disability Authority with the University of Limerick.
2. What do you hope to achieve if elected?
I hope to:
• facilitate the formulation of a suicide prevention strategy specifically for Limerick
• give carers, people with disabilities and their families a voice at the council table
• include all voices in the conversation about our in-effective transport infrastructure
• get a better, more visual Garda presence on our streets
• sort out the ‘dog dirt’ issue, which has become a scourge
• encourage sustainable living
• insist on more openness, transparency, and accountability in local government.
3. The best reason for someone to give you their vote?
I HAVE a solid record in service to the public, nationally and locally. I am very experienced politically and I won’t give up until the job is done.
We deserve strong representation on the council and if you want real change, vote Eleanor McSherry No. 1 or your next highest preference. #Caring4Others1st