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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 see the efforts being made in Nolans Clontarf to reduce single use plastics and packaging and food wastage. It will definitely change my shopping habits. On a recent trip to France I noticed all supermarkets are like this - loose produce and compostable/paper bags for packing. We need this mainstreamed across all our supermarkets and grocery stores. It’s not rocket science and it needs to happen NOW.
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Great to see the efforts being made in Nolans Clontarf to reduce single use plastics and packaging and food wastage. It will definitely change my shopping habits. On a recent trip to France I noticed all supermarkets are like this - loose produce and compostable/paper bags for packing. We need this mainstreamed across all our supermarkets and grocery stores. It’s not rocket science and it needs to happen NOW. 
Catherine Stocker

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So much this!

Totally agree Catherine ❤️👍

That's good to know Catherine Stocker SocDems. Looking at the photo, do you have a choice of plastic or paper bags?

The SVP education bursary opens for applications August 15th. I know from working in education access the difference this can make to students and families where money is tight. ... See MoreSee Less

The SVP education bursary opens for applications August 15th. I know from working in education access the difference this can make to students and families where money is tight.

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Update: I raised the issue of the condition of the playground with the Parks department and have gotten a commitment to dealing with weeds and stingers in the next week and additional maintenance visits to manage litter in the playground and surrounding areas.
The Parks service have stopped using herbicide/glyphosate/roundup near playgrounds and reduced its use overall due to emerging evidence of negative environmental and health impacts and this is a decision I support. They are using other approaches but understandably these are more time intensive. As a result, there will be a less manicured appearance to our parks and verges. All the same stinging plants/weeds in playground areas need to be managed.

Since the beginning of the year the Parks Service have stopped the use of herbicides in playgrounds which does mean the weeds or opportunistic native plants will be more evident at these locations. These plants have been recently strimmed. And the perimeter of the park is to be attended to in the next week. There are ongoing issues with the bins being filled with waste that was not generated within the park or playground. Additional maintenance visits have been scheduled.

I’m just home from a trip to my local playground at Maypark with my 2 year old. The state of the playground was beyond the beyond, litter in every corner, overflowing bins, weeds, of a kind that could hurt a child, all around the railings and a dog poo bin with bags on top as the bin was full. All in all a disgusting state. I’ve contacted the parks department asking for an immediate and thorough clean ahead of weekend park visitors and also for details of the current cleaning schedule and requested an increase to same. I’m there all the time with my child so will keep on top of this but would also ask you if you encounter it in the same state to let me know and send pics. #PlayMatters
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Update: I raised the issue of the condition of the playground with the Parks department and have gotten a commitment to dealing with weeds and stingers in the next week and additional maintenance visits to manage litter in the playground and surrounding areas.
The Parks service have stopped using herbicide/glyphosate/roundup near playgrounds and reduced its use overall due to emerging evidence of negative environmental and health impacts and this is a decision I support. They are using other approaches but understandably these are more time intensive. As a result, there will be a less manicured appearance to our parks and verges. All the same stinging plants/weeds in playground areas need to be managed. 

Since the beginning of the year the Parks Service have stopped the use of herbicides in playgrounds which does mean the weeds or opportunistic native plants will be more evident at these locations.  These plants have been recently strimmed.  And the perimeter of the park is to be attended to in the next week.  There are ongoing issues with the bins being filled with waste that was not generated within the park or playground.  Additional maintenance visits have been scheduled.

I’m just home from a trip to my local playground at Maypark with my 2 year old. The state of the playground was beyond the beyond, litter in every corner, overflowing bins, weeds, of a kind that could hurt a child, all around the railings and a dog poo bin with bags on top as the bin was full. All in all a disgusting state. I’ve contacted the parks department asking for an immediate and thorough clean ahead of weekend park visitors and also for details of the current cleaning schedule and requested an increase to same. I’m there all the time with my child so will keep on top of this but would also ask you if you encounter it in the same state to let me know and send pics. #PlayMatters

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I noticed broken climbing ropes/chains too. And the railing on the big slide banister is wide enough for a child to fall/trip through. Saying all that it is still a dream compared to Fairview nightmare playground!😱

Hi great to see this highlighted also the stingers around the sides of the park are absolutely disgraceful so many people use the park teams etc.

I have been on to them times about the weeds and stingers hope you get it sorted

Mucky lane is being cleaned up on a daily basis. I would worry that a complaint about weeds will lead to immediate spraying of roundup. Maybe the locals would get together and dig a border around the playground and plant bee friendly/ children friendly flowers.

Keep us posted on update pls

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🙄 *rolls eyes*

Seriously @SuperValuIRL - carrots from South Africa? In July?

👏 We 👏 want 👏 local 👏 seasonal 👏 produce 👏

Check the country of origin folks and support Irish producers when you can. 🇮🇪

#foodmiles #overshoot #movethedate #localproduce

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