32 Questions for Kate O’Connell

32 Questions is back. In this episode, we speak to former Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell. Kate is a rare Fine Gael voice on our podcast, but much like Fine Gael itself, United Ireland is a broad church.

In this episode, Kate discusses losing her seat in the 2020 general election, her constituency relationship with Eoghan Murphy, her assessment of Fine Gael’s direction under the leadership of Leo Varadkar, the Golfgate saga, as well as vodka tonics, how her upbringing formed her outlook, her experience of sexism in Irish electoral politics, her role in the Repeal movement, that infamous “choir boys singing for their supper” comment, her fearlessness, and whether or not she’ll contest another election in the future.