Catherine Byrne TD

Catherine Byrne TD was re-elected to the 31st Dail on 27th February 2011.

She was Front Bench Spokesperson for Older Citizens, from July 2010 to February 2011.

Catherine Byrne was elected to the 30th Dáil on May 24th 2007, to represent the constituency of Dublin South Central. She was previously Spokesperson on the National Drug Strategy. She was also appointed a member of the Dáil Select Committee for Social and Family Affairs.

Born in Bluebell and reared in Inchicore, she lives on Bulfin Road with her husband Joe, and their five children.

She was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2005-2006, and her priorites during this year included continuing to support the various regeneration projects across the city, childcare issues within communities, supporting community projects, and civic leadership schemes, especially among young people.

Catherine was elected to Dublin City Council for the South West Inner City Ward on her first attempt in 1999.

In the same year, she was Fine Gael's candidate for Dublin South Central in a By-Election.

She topped the poll for Fine Gael in the Local Elections of 2004.

Catherine has been heavily involved with community and voluntary groups in the South West Inner City for over 25 years and was Chairperson of St. Michael's Community Centre.

Catherine was a member of the Board of Management of the Mercy Convent Secondary School, Goldenbridge.

She has completed a Two Year Lay Ministry Course in All Hallows and also has a City and Guilds Diploma in Catering.

She has served on various Council committees including the Housing and Community Strategic Policy Committees, Arts, Culture, Leisure and Youth Affairs Strategic Policy Committees, Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly, Dublin Regional Authority, Inchicore/Bluebell Garda Police Forum, St. Michael's Estate Regeneration Board, as well as Fatima Mansions Regeneration Board.

Down through the years, Catherine has been closely involved with providing social activities for teenagers, supporting senior citizens and fundraising for local community projects.

A wonderful singer, Catherine was leader of St. Michael's Folk/Gospel Group for 15 years.

Catherine is an avid sports fan and has played ladies soccer at the highest level. She supports her local League of Ireland club, St. Patrick's Athletic and Leeds United and has previously managed schoolboy soccer teams in her locality.

Clinic Times

11 am: Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre
12.15pm: Dublin City Council Area Office, St Agnes’ Rd, Crumlin Village
5pm: Donore Avenue Community Centre, off SCRd, The Tenters
7pm: Constituency Office, 5A Tyrconnell Rd, Inchicore


Budget to address housing shortage - Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed the positive steps taken in Budget 2015 to address the housing shortage and the homeless crisis.

Dublin’s docks are thriving - Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, has today (Thursday) welcomed figures released by Dublin Port Company showing a 7.3% increase in export and import trade for the year to date. Ferry passenger numbers are also up 5.5%.

Restoration of Richmond Barracks highlights its importance to 1916 commemorations- Byrne

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has today (Thursday) welcomed the visit by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, to Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, for the launch of a major restoration project.

Byrne welcomes positive steps to address housing need in Dublin South Central

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed the positive steps being taken to address the housing need in Dublin South Central. Deputy Byrne was speaking during a Private Member’s Motion on housing in the Dáil this week and highlighted and what is being done alleviate the current demands on housing and to address the difficulties being experienced by people who simply cannot afford high rents or a mortgage.

National children’s hospital project underway as architects appointed - Byrne

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, that international design practice, BDP, have been appointed as architects for the new children’s hospital on the St. James’s Hospital site in Dublin 8.