Social Democrats name Limerick team for Local Elections 2024

Social Democrats councillor Elisa O'Donovan (right) with candidagtes Donnah Vuma and Shane Hickey-O'Mara.

THE Social Democrats this week announced their Local Election 2024 team for Limerick City.

Cllr Elisa O’Donovan, who is seeking re-election in Limerick City West, welcomed the party’s new team for the local elections.

“We share the same political values and ambition for Limerick, but bring a wide variety of experiences together. Our strength is our differences and we work brilliantly together as friends and colleagues. This is a really exciting time for us all in the Limerick branch,” Cllr O’Donovan enthused.

Contesting a seat in Limerick City East next June is Donnah Vuma, a well known figure locally, involved in many community groups and a tireless activist and advocate for human rights.

Donnah said she is honoured to represent the Social Democrats in Limerick City East.

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“Living in Annacotty, I’ve experienced the warmth and support of this community, and I’m eager to give back,” she said.

“My work as the coordinator for a victims of crime support project at Doras has equipped me with valuable insights, and I am committed to addressing key issues such as community well-being and safety. Together with an enthusiastic and energetic team, we aim to bring a fresh and progressive approach to politics in Limerick City.”

Caherdavin native Shane Hickey-O’Mara has been selected to run in Limerick City North. Shane says he is passionate about mental health, the arts, the environment, and providing opportunities for young people in Limerick.

He is the artistic director of County Limerick Youth Theatre and is currently working as a student psychotherapist as part of his final year of training with PCI College.

“I believe that this city’s potential is limitless and I intend to put my energy and experience into ensuring that this potential isn’t just reached but exceeded,” he said.