Catherine was first elected to the 24th Seanad in April 2011 as Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on European Affairs. She was re-elected in 2016 as Deputy Leader of the Seanad and spokesperson on Children. She has been a consistently strong vocal advocate for children’s health and wellbeing.
Catherine is originally from Mayo and is a solicitor with expertise in the area of commercial litigation. She speaks fluent Italian having studied at the Università di Verona.
The Arts, Tourism and Healthcare, particularly fighting Ireland’s obesity epidemic have been a focus of much of Catherine’s work in the Seanad.
Catherine chaired the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment which involved building bridges across the political divide to achieve results. More recently, she was selected to contest the next General Election in Dublin Bay North.
Throughout her years of involvement with Fine Gael in Dublin, both in Local and General Elections, she has gained tremendous experience and made many good friends.
News & Statements
New CSO figures show the recovery is benefitting low income people- Noone
Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone has welcomed new figures from the CSO showing positive changes and confirming that the economic recovery is benefitting people and families on low incomes.
Avoid pitfalls of technology this Christmas – Noone
Parents buying smart phones and tablets as Christmas presents should be aware of healthy screen time guidelines for children and teens, Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has warned.
Full protection of children’s data one step closer – Noone
The full protection of children’s data is now ‘one step closer’ due to the imminent launch of a public consultation on the processing of children’s personal data and their data protection rights under the GDPR, a Fine Gael Senator has said.