Colette Kelleher

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Colette Kelleher
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In office
11 May 2016 – 27 March 2020
ConstituencyNominated by the Taoiseach
Personal details
Born (1962-01-16) 16 January 1962 (age 59)
Macroom, County Cork, Ireland
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Civil Engagement group
Alma mater

Colette Kelleher (born 16 January 1962) is an Irish former Independent politician who served as a Senator from 2016 to 2020, after being nominated by the Taoiseach.[1] She previously served as the CEO of the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland.[2]

She comes from Macroom, County Cork, and she formerly worked as 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.[3]

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


  1. ^ "Colette Kelleher". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Pieta House founder among Kenny's Seanad nominees". RTÉ News. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  3. ^ Cope CEO joins Alzheimer's Society Archived 12 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Evening Echo. Retrieved 28 May 2016.