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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Proud to #StandUpToHate at #SpeakersUnicorner today and as always a strong crew of Dublin Bay North Social Democrats beside me.
We cannot allow hatred, conspiracy theories and racism to go unchallenged. Violent words soon become violent acts.
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Proud to #StandUpToHate at #SpeakersUnicorner today and as always a strong crew of Dublin Bay North Social Democrats beside me.
We cannot allow hatred, conspiracy theories and racism to go unchallenged. Violent words soon become violent acts.
Catherine Stocker

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Sorry I didn't make it in. Match on in croke park and I decided once I was on the bus that I didn't want to do the drumcondra madness there and back.

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Big Start activists and early years educators Jessica Lee and Deborah Reynolds will be part of tonight's Primetime programme. Make sure to tune in at 9.35pm.

We need a new Early Years model where children come first. They need to be supported by professionals who are paid a decent wage and providers who put quality first.
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No parent could watch last night's primetime documentary without a shiver going down their spine or a tear rolling down their cheek. The thought of small children & babies treated so callously is abhorrent. My heart goes out to the parents and children involved in this situation. Parents work so hard to provide their children with the best and, of necessity, we put so much faith in creches to give our children the care they need. This is such an extreme betrayal of that trust. Obviously the women running the Hyde and Seek chain are culpable here but there are also systemic problems we need to address,. These practices are a consequence of a model which treats children as units for economic gain. We need to follow the example of many of our European peers and move away from the privatised childcare model and we need to fully professionalise and respect (through increased wages and greater job security among others things) workers in childcare settings to empower them to engage with regulatory bodies and act as whistleblowers. In addition Tusla needs better resourcing to conduct more regular impromptu inspections and to act - if necessary by closing settings or alerting parents - where there is non-compliance. ... See MoreSee Less

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Absolutely 100% with what you said....this is a multi layered problem, from the staff not reporting, the management acting in such an horrendous manner and obviously more focused on profits than caring for these poor children and then Tulsa, who despite knowing this service had a history of voliations didnt put them on a watch list and perform more surprise inspections, inform parents of concerns or even shut them down! There will always be people out there unsuitable to work in this environment but the problem arises when others stay silent which in my view makes them complicit.

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Delighted that the Social Democrats’ Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 came into legal force this week.
This means that eligible working parents can now give notice to their employers to start availing of the extra unpaid leave from 1st September 2019. More detailed information to be available on the Citizens Information website shortly
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Wonderful news

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Lol. 37 racists have signed the "petition" demanding @hazechu resign. You could literally get more people to sign a petition to make one of my old wigs Lord Mayor of Dublin.

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