Catherine For Change

A Bit About Me

I grew up near the border in Cootehill, Co Cavan. I live in Donnycarney with my husband and two young - and adorable - children. I hold BA and MPhil degrees from Trinity College Dublin. Before being elected as a Dublin City Councillor, I worked for several years in the Trinity Access Programmes.

I grew up near the border in Cootehill, Co Cavan. I live in Donnycarney with my husband and two young - and adorable - children. I hold BA and MPhil degrees from Trinity College Dublin. Before being elected as a Dublin City Councillor, I worked for several years in the Trinity Access Programmes.

I believe TCD has a unique contribution to make - and that I am well positioned to represent the progressive, compassionate, inclusive spirit of Trinity in the Oireachtas
I am a full time Dublin City Councillor, representing the Dublin North Central area. I am active in my local community association and in supporting many local community groups, biodiversity projects and local artists.
I am a member of the Dublin City Council Housing, and Climate Action and Environment special policy committees and also the recently formed Special Committee on Homelessness.

I am a board member of the City of Dublin Education and Training board, which provides primary, secondary and further education services, as well as youth services such as Youthreach. I am the Chair of the board of Killester and Marino College of Further Education and sit on the board of Marino College.
In my role in the Trinity Access Programmes I was primarily responsible for schools outreach and orientation for incoming TAP students but was also involved in designing and delivering the Pathways to Law programme at undergraduate level and was an undergraduate student advisor. I sat on the delivery group for the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) as the TCD representative also.

“Catherine represents the very best of what I know Trinity to be. She’s passionate about positive change, whether it be in housing, justice or educational equality. She brings a huge depth of knowledge to her activism. She would make a wonderful senator and I’ll be proud to vote for Catherine for the Seanad”

Gary Gannon TD
Social Democrats spokesperson on Education and Higher Education

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