Local Election Candidate for Limerick City West

Elisa lives on O’Connell Avenue and is currently in the final few months of studying to become a qualified Speech and Language Therapist.

Elisa grew up in Cricklewood in North West London to Irish parents and returned to her father’s native Limerick when she was 15. After sitting her leaving certificate at Limerick Tutorial College, she studied medicine in UCD. She lived and worked for 10 years in Dublin as Community Integration Officer with Headway, an organisation that provides supports to individuals living with acquired brain injury.

She also worked as a research and policy assistant with the Disability Federation of Ireland and completed an MSc in Rehabilitation and Disability studies from UCD.  She returned home to Limerick 5 years ago to work as the acquired brain injury local area coordinator for the Mid-West.

She was elected on to Limerick Council’s Community, Emergency and Leisure Services SPC as a social inclusion representative and is a strong advocate for those living with disabilities in our community and their carers.

Elisa established SwimableLimerick, an initiative to restore open water swimming to Limerick city. As part of this she hosted many public meetings on The River Shannon, open water swimming and the local environment.  She was a founding member of Limerick Feminist Network and Limerick Pro Choice. Elisa is an enthusiastic campaigner for Limerick issues including mental health services, disability access, active travel as well as local facilities and amenities.

She is an active member of Limerick Triathlon Club, Limerick Cycling campaign and is a regular at the Mungret ParkRun.

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17 hours ago

Elisa O'Donovan for Limerick City West

The quality of our environment, the public realm and protection of Limerick's Georgian heritage are some of my priorities if I am elected to Limerick Council on May 24th. ... See MoreSee Less

The quality of our environment, the public realm and protection of Limericks Georgian heritage are some of my priorities if I am elected to Limerick Council on May 24th.

2 days ago

Elisa O'Donovan for Limerick City West

I am deeply concerned about the decision of An Bord Pleanala to grant permission for a war memorial in this space in the Peoples Park. Limerick Council rightly rejected this proposal as did ABP's own inspector whom was vehement in her opposition to it. Why did ABP turn against their own inspectors report and approve this? ... See MoreSee Less

I am deeply concerned about the decision of An Bord Pleanala to grant permission for a war memorial in this space in the Peoples Park. Limerick Council rightly rejected this proposal as did ABPs own inspector whom was vehement in her opposition to it. Why did ABP turn against their own inspectors report and approve this?

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A military museum is already in development in the church beside #bishopspalace

5 days ago

Elisa O'Donovan for Limerick City West

Packed house for the LAP - Limerick Against Pollution public meeting with a fantastic contribution from all LAP committee and the wonderful Saoirse from Limerick Friday's for Future . LAP are seeking people with expertise in law or health risk assessment. Also people who can think creatively on how we can keep up the fight against incineration in Limerick. Please get involved if you can. ... See MoreSee Less

Packed house for the  LAP - Limerick Against Pollution public meeting with a fantastic contribution from all LAP committee and the wonderful Saoirse from Limerick Fridays for Future . LAP are seeking people with expertise in law or health risk assessment. Also people who can think creatively on how we can keep up the fight against incineration in Limerick. Please get involved if you can.

I've long been a fan of An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland wonderful Clean Coasts programme. They are inviting Limerick people to help with a litter clean up in Westfield Wetlands this Saturday at 11am, with some info on the birds, flora and fauna of the area too! Whose going? ... See MoreSee Less

Ive long been a fan of An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland wonderful Clean Coasts programme. They are inviting Limerick people to help with a litter clean up in Westfield Wetlands this Saturday at 11am, with some info on the birds, flora and fauna of the area too! Whose going?
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The quality of our environment, the public realm and protection of Limerick's Georgian heritage are some of my priorities if I am elected to Limerick Council on May 24th #LE19

@elisaodonovan @EPAIreland @LAP_Limerick Hi Elisa, thank you for your tweet. The Council & EPA are aware of the spike and are investigating possible causes. Because of the short lived natural of the incident, it is likely that it was caused by activity local to the monitor rather than anything more widespread.

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