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


Byrne condemns canal vandals

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has condemned the actions of vandals who left hundreds of homes exposed to the threat of flooding after they opened locks on the Grand Canal yesterday.

Vandals and criminals will not stop local people from burying their loved ones with dignity

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has said that vandals and criminal gang activity at Goldenbridge Cemetery will not stop local people from burying their loved ones with dignity. Deputy Byrne condemned yet another act of vandalism last night at the historic cemetery.

Economic and social benefit for Dublin 8 a key consideration for the Children's Hospital- Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has said that economic and social benefit for Dublin 8 is a key consideration for the new children's hospital. Byrne was speaking in advance of the planning application for the hospital being lodged with An Bord Pleanála today (Monday).

130 new jobs a great vote of confidence in Kilmainham- Byrne

“130 new jobs have been announced for Kilmainham in what is a great vote of confidence in the local economy”, says Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne.

Fine Gael wants to make work pay with increase in minimum wage - Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central, TD Catherine Byrne, has said that the proposed rise in the minimum wage will help remove welfare traps and is in line with Fine Gael’s plans to make work pay more than welfare. Deputy Byrne was speaking after the launch of the Low Pay Commission report which recommends increasing the minimum wage to €9.15 per hour.