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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Great to finally see a decent bus shelter on Father Russell Road. Be under no illusion that this came about due to public pressure and not 'representations' from local politicians. This should have happened 5 years ago #FixLimerickBus ... See MoreSee Less

Great to finally see a decent bus shelter on Father Russell Road. Be under no illusion that this came about due to public pressure and not representations from local politicians. This should have happened 5 years ago #FixLimerickBus

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A shelter is badly needed for the bus stop near the bus/train station. Got caught quiet a bit in the rain going out to Mary I

‪Yesterday evening I met residents around Punches Cross in relation to this proposed development. There are many concerns in relation to environmental, traffic and architectual impact this will have on a residential area. Today is the last day you can post observations to An Bord Pleanala. Make sure you have your say. ... See MoreSee Less

‪Yesterday evening I met residents around Punches Cross in relation to this proposed development. There are many concerns in relation to environmental, traffic and architectual impact this will have on a residential area. Today is the last day you can post observations to  An Bord Pleanala. Make sure you have your say.

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I thought the deadline was Monday?

2 days ago

Cllr Elisa O'Donovan Limerick City West

The deadline for observations on the Punches Cross Development to An Bord Pleanala is Monday. I have put some information together for local residents on how they note their concerns or queries in relation to this. What are your thoughts on the Punches Cross proposal? ... See MoreSee Less

The deadline for observations on the Punches Cross Development to An Bord Pleanala is Monday. I have put some information together for local residents on how they note their concerns or queries in relation to this. What are your thoughts on the Punches Cross proposal?

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While accomodation and development is to be welcomed. A number of locals ( who i met on canvas) are worried about the hight and size of it.As might block light and not in keeping with architecture in the area.

3 days ago

Cllr Elisa O'Donovan Limerick City West

And we're off for the Limerick City aquathon 2019.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Had a chance to view this from my house and it was great effort and enthusiasm

3 days ago

Cllr Elisa O'Donovan Limerick City West

Today I had a meeting with ESB in relation to the ongoing closure of the bus stop at Punches Cross. We have no definite date for when this stop will be reopened. However, ESB are now fully aware of the significant difficulties this is causing local bus users and residents. They are looking to get the wall repaired swiftly with a September finish. ... See MoreSee Less

Today I had a meeting with ESB in relation to the ongoing closure of the bus stop at Punches Cross. We have no definite date for when this stop will be reopened. However, ESB are now fully aware of the significant difficulties this is causing local bus users and residents. They are looking to get the wall repaired swiftly with a September finish.

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Many thanks Cllr Elisa O'Donovan Limerick City West for following up on this, very much appreciated

Can anything be done about the hulking menace of the facade to the proposed building though?

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Great to see a decent bus shelter on Father Russell Road finally. Be under no illusion that this came about due to public pressure and not 'representations' from local politicians. This should have happened 5 years ago #FixLimerickBus

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