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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This image is from the policing report given to local reps at the JPC. It shows a 70% increase in domestic violence incidents in the Raheny/Clontarf local area (includes Faiview/Donnycarney/Artane/Killester). The Guards say this is due to the increase in adult children/siblings living at home. These are the less explored consequences of our housing crisis. I've met so many families where adults are back living with their parents and the strain this overcrowding puts on families is often intolerable.
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This image is from the policing report given to local reps at the JPC. It shows a 70% increase in domestic violence incidents in the Raheny/Clontarf local area (includes Faiview/Donnycarney/Artane/Killester). The Guards say this is due to the increase in adult children/siblings living at home. These are the less explored consequences of our housing crisis. Ive met so many families where adults are back living with their parents and the strain this overcrowding puts on families is often intolerable. 
Catherine Stocker

I've marched in every March For Choice since 2012 but this is the first time they've been foolish enough to give me a megaphone. I've gone mad with the power #ARCMarch19 ... See MoreSee Less

Ive marched in every March For Choice since 2012 but this is the first time theyve been foolish enough to give me a megaphone. Ive gone mad with the power #ARCMarch19

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Great working with you! You'd better give me a megaphone if I come campaigning.... 😂

You never stopped! Absolutely brilliant

Looking great!

If ever someone deserved a megaphone, it was you. This women talks some amount of sense!!

Dropped by Fairview Park this morning for the unveiling of the new 'share with care' signage for the shared pedestrian and cycleway. The gates will be opening at 8.15am each morning and closing when the park closes dependent on the time of year. Interested to hear your thoughts on this new approach ... See MoreSee Less

Dropped by Fairview Park this morning for the unveiling of the new share with care signage for the shared pedestrian and cycleway. The gates will be opening at 8.15am each morning and closing when the park closes dependent on the time of year. Interested to hear your thoughts on this new approach

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I just happened to take this path on Monday morning, what's new about the system please, I plan to use it more and it's a lovely walk

The gates opening at 8:15 is not a great help if you cycle to work in the mornings at 8 am. . The path around the outside of the park is more dangerous as there are a few blind spots where chidren can run out of the park under a bike and where the pedestrains and cyclists share the same path. One thing else that is really important is the sweeping of paths. Anyone who uses bike paths will tell you that twigs and leaves and briken glass are rarely swpet off paths and they can be a serious danger.

Saw the signs (from the bus) & didn’t know what they were for. Is there any info about it posted in the park?

We need a few exercise machines put in maypark pls

Looking forward to this. Well done to all who organized. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to this. Well done to all who organized.

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Ill be there, what time are we meeting and where?

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