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Cllr Olivia O’Sullivan

Electoral Area: Limerick City North

Limerick City and County Council

Cllr Olivia O’Sullivan

Olivia O’Sullivan was elected Councillor for Limerick City North in 2019, and elected Cathaoirleach of the Metropolitan District of Limerick (City Mayor) for 2022-2023.

A self-employed working mother of two primary school children, Olivia is a marketing and communications consultant with background in graphic design, marketing and media. She holds a B.A. in Visual Communications from Limerick School of Art & Design at TUS, and is a former local newspaper columnist in Limerick for 14 years.

Olivia grew up in Caherdavin on Limerick’s Northside. Despite not having any background in politics, she stepped forward to run for her community, to give Caherdavin, and the wider local area, a voice in Limerick City & County Council. She is passionate about working to enhance the local community throughout the northside, and maximise the area’s potential.

Very active in the promotion of local food, festivals and events, Olivia has worked extensively in the cultural and tourism space. A proponent of arts and culture, she was part of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 team and continues to promote and support Limerick’s cultural and creative communities.

Olivia is co-founder of non-profit Limerick Food Group, and Limerick’s annual Pigtown Festival. She is also creator of the Eat in Limerick guidemap and website at Boards that Olivia is a member of include; Innovate Limerick DAC, Discover Limerick DAC, Limerick Market Trustees, St Munchin’s Community Centre, and the Hunt Museum Trust.

A loyal follower of Munster Rugby and Limerick GAA, Olivia is a member of Na Piarsaigh GAA Club’s Mothers & Others Gaelic Footballers, and was a member of the Young Munster RFC Women’s team that won the All-Ireland Shield in 2010. She was the first woman ever elected to the senior committee of Young Munster RFC.

Olivia’s priorities include:

  • women and family – advocating for women’s issues and supporting families
  • healthy living – promoting healthy and active lives in our communities for better outcomes
  • supporting local business – promoting and ‘supporting local’ which is now more important than ever
  • promoting Limerick’s food culture and tourism – celebrating our rich food heritage, local food producers and vibrant food scene
  • arts and culture – promoting and supporting our cultural and creative communities

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