Colette Kelleher

Colette Kelleher
Assumed office
April 2016
Constituency Nominated by the Taoiseach
Personal details
Born Macroom, Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent
Other political
The Civil Engagement group
Children 2
Alma mater University College Cork
University of Southampton

Colette Kelleher is an Irish independent politician. She was appointed to Seanad Eireann as a nominee of the Taoiseach, proposed by Michael Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil on 27 May 2016. Kelleher was the CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland when she was appointed.[1] She comes from Macroom and she was a social worker in Dublin. She holds an MBA and she led the Cork Simon Community for eight years before moving to the COPE Foundation.[2]

She is a member of the The Civil Engagement group in the 25th Seanad.


  1. "Pieta House founder among Kenny's Seanad nominees". RTÉ. 27 May 2016. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. Cope CEO joins Alzheimer's Society, Evening Echo, Retrieved 28 May 2016
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