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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Developer led solutions cannot and will not solve the current housing crisis. We need immediate measures to freeze rents to stem the tide of people from the private rental sector into homelessness and then we need measures to tackle land hoarding and deliver social and affordable housing. If a referendum is what it takes to give us the powers to apply appropriate land management then let's be having it.

At lunchtime on Wednesday October 3rd the Social Democrats will be standing with other progressive parties, unions, housing organisations and others outside the Dáil in support of measures being put before the Dáil through the cooperation of progressive parties to finally push back on this housing emergency. Join us there: www.facebook.com/events/548376205594073/

Dublin Bay North Social Democrats
The Government's housing policy is good for developers but it's failing the people.

Cian O'Callaghan outlines the actions needed to solive the housings crisis, including a rent freeze and building public housing.

But good ideas need political power to be implemented.

You can help by joining Cian and thousands of others at the Raise the Roof protest on Wednesday 3rd October, 1pm at Leinster House.
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I am extremely grateful that my daughter, my nieces, myself will never face another pregnancy in the shadow of the 8th amendment. I am grateful to all the women and men all over Ireland who found time in their already busy lives to fight for this - to knock on doors, drop leaflets, have the chats. Most of all though I am grateful to every single person who shared their difficult and personal stories to make this happen - they should not have had to lay themselves bare as they did, to revisit the trauma visited upon them by the 8th amendment but they did and we owe them a debt of gratitude. ... See MoreSee Less

I am extremely grateful that my daughter, my nieces, myself will never face another pregnancy in the shadow of the 8th amendment. I am grateful to all the women and men all over Ireland who found time in their already busy lives to fight for this - to knock on doors, drop leaflets, have the chats. Most of all though I am grateful to every single person who shared their difficult and personal stories to make this happen - they should not have had to lay themselves bare as they did, to revisit the trauma visited upon them by the 8th amendment but they did and we owe them a debt of gratitude.

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Please, please chat to a nurse or doctor before deciding not to vaccinate your kids.

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Gutted to miss the launch but looking forward to asking @SenLynnRuane to sign this at next week's @DBNRepeal public meeting (8pm, LeCheile, Donnycarney). Nearly as much as I'm looking forward to getting stuck into it right now.

The banners go up across the city in advance of #RaiseTheRoof on #Oct3rd @irishcongress @forsa_union_ie @ConnectUnion @UniteunionROI @CWU #HomesForAll

Very happy to support the @Cyclistie campaign to #allocate4cycling this morning. The Minister needs to commit to 10% of transport funding being invested in quality cycling infrastructure and safety.

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