Julie O’Leary

Political Party / Group: Fine Gael
Current Councillor or MEP?: No
Email: julieolearycork@gmail.com
Phone: 0861937471
City or County Council: Cork City Council

About me

Originally from a farming background in Crossbarry. I’m currently renting in Atkins Hall on the Lee Road.

I studied law in University College Cork, and trained as a barrister at the King’s Inns in Dublin. I now work as a barrister in Cork with an office just near Singers Corner on Washington Street. In my work I advise and advocate for people when they have relationship difficulties, problems in work, or when they’ve suffered an injury.

I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Mardyke Arena, UCC & Board of Management of St. Marie of the Isles Primary School. I volunteer with the Free Legal Advice Centre in Blackpool and Cornmarket Street. I fundraised for Down Syndrome Ireland by cycling the Tour de Munster in 2016, and for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind by running the Dublin Marathon in 2017. I’m also an enthusiastic cyclist and yogi.

My Priorities & Ideas

Priorities for Cork City Council:

-Tackle littering and illegal dumping by using CCTV and prosecuting offenders
-Reduce traffic congestion by prioritising the northside of the City in the new Cork Transport Strategy
-Sensible development of houses and apartments in the City
-Deliver the Lee to Sea greenway for increased tourism and business
-Increase funding and maintenance of the Glen River Park
-Carry out inspections on private rental properties every 4 years