TD for Kildare North, co-leader and co-founder of the Social Democrats

Catherine entered politics 30 years ago as a town councillor for her local area, following years of local community activism on a range of issues affecting her community. Catherine was first elected to Dáil Eireann in 2005 following a by-election.

During this 32nd Dáil, Catherine holds membership on the Public Accounts Committee, Transport, Tourism and Sports Committee, she was also a member on the all party Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment  of the Constitution.

Catherine is vocal on a wide range of issues including institutional reform, climate change, planning sustainable communities and affordable housing and fighting for those most venerable in society. Catherine has and continues to be a strong advocate for more accountability and integrity in politics and public life.

“The SocDems believe in an Ireland where high quality public services, strong communities and a thriving economy combine to create a fairer society.”

The Social Democrats believe in an Ireland where high quality public services, strong communities and a thriving economy combine to create a fairer society.

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1 month ago

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Nuala Killeen, Leixlip Representative for the Social Democrats, welcomes the announcement today from the Department of Education and Skills (DES) that Educate Together are awarded the patronage of the new 8 classroom Primary School in Leixlip.
In April 2018, the Minister for Education announced that certain towns in Ireland will be supplied with brand new schools.

On November 8th 2018 the Department of Education (DES) invited Educate Together to apply as patron. Parents of children in the Leixlip catchment area were invited to vote for their preferred patron. Parents of children aged 0 – 5 were permitted to vote in the campaign over a five-week period up to 15th January 2019 and the outcome of that patronage vote was announced today.

For 2019, Educate Together applied for 12 national schools and are awarded seven.

The first intake of pupils for the new school in Leixlip will be in September 2019. Now that the patronage is announced, Educate Together will be able to recruit staff and commence the enrolment process for the new pupils.

The DES is currently sourcing accommodation for all schools. Interim Accommodation is scheduled to be at The Amenities Site in Leixlip. Parents/carers interested in any of the schools will find further details and can sign up to the relevant mailing lists at

Nuala Killeen said “Leixlip has a fantastic primary education sector with four very high quality schools. The opening of a 5th and new school is a really exciting time for Leixlip. There is an even greater choice available for parents of new enrolees now. I was in the first intake class of the first co-educational school in Leixlip, Scoil Eoin Phoil. I can personally attest to how exciting a new school is and that being part of a new school impacts positively on the pupils attending. The selection of Educate Togther by the parents of new enrolees indicates an appetite for the diversity of patronage “

There is also great news that Maynooth will have a new Gaelscoil delivered under the patronage of An Foras Patrúnachta which should be of great interest to those seeking to have their children educated through the medium of Irish.
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Attached is a list of updated donation points.

We get a huge amount of messages asking about drop off points, if we aren’t in your county yet you can be sure we are working on it, this is something that keeps is very busy behind the scenes.

We are a small volunteer run initiative aiming to support as many women and girls as we need to.

If you have a business and are interested in becoming a drop off point please only send an email to [email protected]

Thanks for your support ❤️
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SocDems out today in Dublin showing support for fair pay and safe staffing for our nurses, midwives and psychiatric nurses. #Standwithnursesandmidwives
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Catherine Murphy’s Office Details

Catherine Murphy TD,

Dáil Éireann,

Leinster House,

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

[email protected]