Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone has said she is delighted to have been added as a party candidate for the Dublin Bay North constituency at the next General Election.
Senator Noone, a practising solicitor, will run alongside Minister Richard Bruton who was selected last week as a candidate at a constituency meeting.
Senator Noone said this evening (Monday): “I’m looking forward to working hard for the area and campaigning in advance of the election, whenever that may be.”
“Dublin Bay North is a large and increasingly diverse constituency affected by a wide range of issues,” Senator Noone said tonight (Monday).
“Certain areas have a growing population of young families – whilst others are have an increasing aging population, providing a variety of issues which I intend to tackle head on. These include matters concerning new schools; transport issues and planning strategy.
“Planning issues are always of keen interest in urban constituencies. A strategy needs to be examined to produce the optimum balance for locals – especially in light of the imminent court decision on the the proposed development in St Anne’s Park,” she said.
Senator Noone, who is Deputy Leader of the Seanad, recently chaired the Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amendment.
She has a wide interest in health issues including childhood obesity. As Fine Gael’s Children spokesperson in the Seanad, she takes a keen interest in protecting children online.