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

Work should pay more than welfare - Byrne

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed the launch of the Government’s Low Pay Commission, saying that work should pay more than welfare.

Job creation is the best way to reduce poverty - Byrne

“Job creation is the best way to lift people out of poverty”, says Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD Catherine Byrne. Deputy Byrne was speaking after CSO figures revealed that an extra 90,000 people are at work since the launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs in 2012.

€300 million investment in social housing is important step towards tackling housing issue – Byrne

“A €300 million investment fund from the Housing Finance Agency and the European Investment Bank will be used to provide 2,000 social housing units over the next three years. Housing of this kind is badly needed throughout Dublin, but particularly in the south inner city”, says Catherine Byrne, Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central.

New legislation rightly recognises alcohol misuse as a public health issue - Byrne

"As a member of the Oireachtas Cross Party Group on Alcohol and the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, I welcome the publication of the Heads of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015”, says Fine Gael TD for Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne.

Byrne calls for lower oil prices to be passed on to consumers, especially pensioners

Fine Gael TD for, Dublin South Central, Catherine Byrne, has called for lower oil prices to be passed onto consumers, especially hard pressed pensioners who are vulnerable to fuel poverty.