Kate O'Connell (née Newman; born 3 January 1980) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who was Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Bay South constituency from the 2016] to 2020[2] until the February 2020 General Election. O'Connell was a member of Dublin City Council from 2014 to 2016.[3][4]

Kate O'Connell
Kate O'Connell in 2014.jpg
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2016 – February 2020
ConstituencyDublin Bay South
Personal details
Katherine Newman[1]

(1980-01-03) 3 January 1980 (age 40)
Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, Ireland
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Morgan O'Connell (m. 2008)
Alma materUniversity of Brighton

O'Connell is from Kilbeggan, County Westmeath. From 1999 to 2003, she studied to be a pharmacist at the University of Brighton, graduating as an M Pharm in the United Kingdom.[5] She then worked as a hospital pre-registrar in the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, before returning to Ireland to practice as a locum-pharmacist.[5] By 2006, O'Connell and her husband opened up their first pharmacy in Sandyford, and later opened up pharmacies in Rathgar, and Rathfarnham.[5]

She lost her seat at the 2020 general election.


  1. ^ "O'Connell's sister aiming to become the third family member in Leinster House". Irish Independent. 28 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Kate O'Connell". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Kate O'Connell". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Election 2016: Kate O'Connell". RTÉ News. 28 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Kate O'Connell talks challenges facing Irish healthcare". Irish Pharmacist News (IPN). Vol. 9 no. 10. January 2017. pp. 8–9. Retrieved 6 February 2020.

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New constituency Teachta Dála for Dublin Bay South
With: Eoghan Murphy
Jim O'Callaghan
Eamon Ryan
Succeeded by
Chris Andrews
(Sinn Féin)