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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I will be having a campaign launch this coming Saturday at 2.30pm in LeCheile Community Centre Donnycarney. All are welcome and the event is family friendly. ... See MoreSee Less

It was a real pleasure to get out knocking on doors on Collins Avenue yesterday to spread the Social Democrats message and great to get to chat to so many locals. There's no doubt though that this housing crisis has seeped into every layer of our society and is now a worry for everyone from young to old. ... See MoreSee Less


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Well done Catherine

Excellent punchy message and delivery. Well done Catherine 👏

Great Catherine

Great message and wishing you lots of success in the upcoming election , Catherine Stocker!!

Best wishes in the election you have 2 great women along side you ..Shorthall an Murphy 2 of the very best TDs in Dail ..If only we had more Women an Men like them 2 it would be a hell of better country for us pleps.

what about social housing

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There's been rightfully a lot of focus recently on the misguided decision to remove History as a core Junior Cert subject.
There also needs to be a similar focus on the equally misguided decision to remove Geography as a core JC subject #WhereIsYourPlace #Environment #GeoWeek

This is my Nana in 1985 fighting for truth & justice for my Mam & all victims of the #Stardust

Join us tomorrow 11am to walk from Westland Row to the Attorney General's office to deliver the petition to demand a new inquest

38 years later it's time for truth & justice


Clare O Connor on Twitter

“My powerhouse of a Nana back in 1985, the year I was born, in search of justice after the stardust.32 years on, 37 years from the Fire we ar...


Happening this Wednesday. Some fantastic speakers discussing what has moved from being a concern to a crisis and is no a full blown emergency with action required immediately. Come along! 7.30 in the Milestone Inn

Garrett Mullan on Twitter

“delighted to host this meeting in 2 weeks time with @Orla_Hegarty & @RoryHearne speaking. Response to housing need is in crisis. How can a...


Five years of cumulative tax cuts for the top half of earners at €600 million a go amounts to €9 billion less for public spending over the period. Wouldn't it be better to use that money to end the housing crisis?

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