May 2002 – February 2011
|Minister of State
for Services for Older People
26 June 2007 – 21 April 2009
20 January 1963 |
County Tipperary, Ireland
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|Alma mater||St Patrick's College, Maynooth|
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. 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.
|Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Tipperary North
|New office||Minister of State for Services for Older People