Local Election Candidate for Clontarf

Catherine has worked for Trinity College Dublin and Newstalk FM and has extensive professional experience in both the higher education access and broadcast media sectors. Having experienced first-hand how difficult family life is made by the compound effect of Ireland’s high housing costs, prohibitive childcare fees and soaring living expenses, Catherine is determined to work towards more affordable living for Irish people.

Catherine was an active member of the Dublin Bay North Together for Yes campaign involved in strategy, fundraising and canvassing. She remains active with the Dublin Bay North Choice and Equality Network. She is also on the committee campaigning for a new Educate Together school for Killester, Raheny and Clontarf. Catherine believes community and residents associations are a vital part of our social infrastructure and is secretary of her local community association – Donnycarney West Community Association.

Catherine is a mother of two young children living in Donnycarney. She grew up in Cootehill, Co Cavan and moved to Dublin at 17. Catherine holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin. Her other qualifications include a CPD certificate in higher education access from UCD and a diploma in counselling from DBS.

Catherine is particularly interested in solutions to the housing crisis, childcare quality and affordability, reproductive and sexual health policy and, as a result of her own experience of chronic illness, disability and mental health policy. If elected to Dublin City Council she promises to reflect and amplify the concerns of local people with an emphasis on evidence based solution focussed approaches.

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Great to get in to the #Councils4ClimateAction event in the Mansion house today. This can no longer be kicked down the road for the next generation to deal with. From 2020 - next year -we are facing fines of €600million for failing to meet our agreed climate targets. Climate action is needed now and it cannot all fall at the feet of individual consumers. It’s good to see the Dublin Councils put forward a plan to address the climate challenge and I’ll be making a submission on it. You can find more info on the Dublin City Climate Action Plan here www.dublincity.ie/councilmeetings/documents/s21537/DCC%20Draft%20Climate%20Change%20Action%20Plan... ... See MoreSee Less

Great to get in to the #Councils4ClimateAction event in the Mansion house today. This can no longer be kicked down the road for the next generation to deal with. From 2020 - next year -we are facing fines of €600million for failing to meet our agreed climate targets. Climate action is needed now and it cannot all fall at the feet of individual consumers. It’s good to see the Dublin Councils put forward a plan to address the climate challenge and I’ll be making a submission on it. You can find more info on the Dublin City Climate Action Plan here https://www.dublincity.ie/councilmeetings/documents/s21537/DCC%20Draft%20Climate%20Change%20Action%20Plan.pdf

Government must take full stock of children’s hospital project

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD said the government must now take stock of all options for the National Children’s Hospital following today’s offer by building contractor BAM.

Deputy Shortall said:

“The government needs to seize the opportunity to take stock of this hospital project and do a detailed costing of all options that were originally outlined. This must include calling a halt to construction on the St James’s site and considering moving to a different site in order to guarantee the co-location of the children’s hospital with a maternity hospital. This is a critical issue and was originally promised as part of this project.

“Instead of doubling down on a succession of bad decisions, it’s time for the Taoiseach, the Minister for Health and the Minister for Finance to produce full costings on all options. There’s no point in throwing good money after bad. We need to see substantially reduced costs while at the same time ensuring the highest clinical standards for patients.”
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This is everything that is wrong with the EU. Planning to help British people if they need help. How very dare they. #brexit #nodeal

Please RT. The Rooskey community in #Leitrim need support as they stand against racism & hate. Join the #LoveRooskey march tomorrow in support of #AsylumSeekers 2.30pm Sun 17th Feb #LoveNotHate

Great to get in to the #Councils4ClimateAction event in the Mansion house today. This can no longer be kicked down the road for the next generation to deal with. From 2020 - next year -we are facing fines of €600million for failing to meet our agreed climate targets.

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