Election 2020: Réada Cronin (Sinn Féin)

Kilare North – Elected 6th count

Réada Cronin

Réada Cronin


Réada Cronin (55) was the first female Sinn Féin candidate to achieve a seat on Kildare County Council when she was elected in 2014. She did not retain the seat in the 2019 local elections.

A social worker in Celbridge, this will be her second General Election, having been eliminated in seventh place on the 7th count in 2016 with a little over 3,200 first preferences.

As a community activist, she helped set up Maynooth First Responders two years ago.

Originally from Dublin 11, Cronin rents in Maynooth.

She is divorced, and a mother of four adult children – Adrian, Cian, Eibhlinn, and Kate.