Catherine represents the constituency of Dublin Rathdown since February 2016, having previously been elected to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Catherine was elected as Deputy Leader of the Green Party in 2011 and is the Green Party's Education Spokesperson. Catherine is committed to equality of access and opportunity in education. A mother of three, Catherine had been a teacher of English and Music at St. Tiernan’s Community School in Dundrum for the last 15 years prior to her election to the Dáil.
Catherine is committed to supporting local businesses through proper planning leading to improved transportation, recreational areas and amenities.
She believes that providing appropriate facilities for young and old is a cost-effective way of supporting vulnerable societal groups and improving community relations and harmony.
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