Máire Hoctor

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Máire Hoctor
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 – February 2011
Constituency Tipperary North
Minister of State
for Services for Older People
In office
26 June 2007 – 21 April 2009
Personal details
Born (1963-01-20) 20 January 1963 (age 52)
County Tipperary, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Alma mater St Patrick's College, Maynooth

Máire Hoctor (born 20 January 1963) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Tipperary North constituency from 2002 to 2011.[1]

She was educated at St. Mary's secondary school, Nenagh and St Patrick's College, Maynooth (B.A. Th., H. DipEd.). Before her election she worked as a secondary school teacher in St. Joseph's CBS, Nenagh.

Hoctor was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary North at the 2002 general election. She was re-elected at the 2007 general election.[2] She is a former member of North Tipperary County Council and of Nenagh Town Council.

Hoctor was a member of various Oireachtas Committees at different stages in the 2002–07 Fianna Fáil–Progressive Democrats government. She was the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government with special responsibility for Services for Older People from June 2007 until April 2009.

She lost her seat at the 2011 general election.[2]


  1. ^ "Ms. Máire Hoctor". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Máire Hoctor". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
Preceded by
Michael O'Kennedy
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Tipperary North
Succeeded by
Alan Kelly
(Labour Party)
Political offices
New office Minister of State for Services for Older People
Succeeded by
Áine Brady