Catherine Byrne T.D.
Catherine Byrne TD was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy in June 2017. From May 2016 to June 2017, she served as Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy.
Catherine has represented the constituency of Dublin South Central since she was first elected to the 30th Dáil in May 2007. She was subsequently re-elected to the 31st Dáil in 2011 and the 32nd Dáil in 2016. She also worked in local politics and was first elected to Dublin City Council in 1999, serving as a Councillor for the South West Inner City until 2007. During this time she was privileged to hold the office of Lord Mayor of Dublin (2005/2006) and initiated the Unsung Heroes Awards.
Catherine went to school at Our Lady of the Wayside N.S. Bluebell, and the Holy Faith Convent, Clarendon Street and the Coombe.
Down through the years she has been involved with many local community and voluntary groups. She remains a passionate advocate for her constituency and her native Inchicore. Above all, her priority is making life better for families.
Outside of politics she has a passion for music, and her love of sport is wide ranging as she herself played soccer in her teenage years in the Women’s League of Ireland.
Catherine lives in Inchicore with her husband Joe. She has 5 children and 8 grandchildren.
WEEKLY ADVICE CLINICS – No appointment necessary
Every Monday (except Bank Holidays)
11am – Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre
12.15pm – Dublin City Council Area Office, St Agnes’ Rd, Crumlin Village
5pm – Donore Avenue Community Centre, off South Circular Road, The Tenters
7pm – Constituency Office, 5A Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore