Kate Walsh (politician)

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]


  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.

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