Meet Catherine

Catherine Murphy is a co-founder of the Social Democrats and a TD for Kildare North.

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

Catherine is vocal on a wide range of issues, including institutional reform, climate change, planning sustainable communities, affordable housing and fighting for those most vulnerable in our society.

Tenacious, passionate, and always ready to stand up for what she believes in, Catherine has, and continues to be, a strong advocate for more accountability in politics and public life.

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

Catherine’s Priorities

  • Ensure solid governance and the establishment of an Anti-Corruption Agency.
  • Champion honest politics.
  • Invest in public services that serve the public.
  • Achieve a fair distribution of resources and services.
  • Ensure sustainable and proper planning.

Get in touch

catherine.murphy@oireachtas.ie

Dáil Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

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Multi-layered response to knife crime is needed

A multi-layered response is required to tackle knife crime across the country, according to Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy. Deputy Murphy, who is the party’s spokesperson on justice, said: “Figures supplied to me through a parliamentary question give rise to serious concerns. “According to the Department of Justice, more than 18,000 knives have been seized […]

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Media Minister must answer Dáil questions about whether she misled the Oireachtas

Media Minister Catherine Martin must come before the Dáil and answer questions following the release of a damning statement by former RTE Chair Siún Ní Raghallaigh, according to Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy. Deputy Murphy, who is the deputy chair of the Public Accounts Committee, said: “Ms Ní Raghallaigh’s damning statement raises a number of […]

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Despicable treatment of staff at The Body Shop must be investigated

The Government must consider all possible measures to vindicate the rights of former staff of The Body Shop after the sudden closure of the company’s Irish branches, according to Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy. Deputy Murphy, who is the party’s spokesperson on enterprise, trade and employment, said: “It is completely unacceptable for employees of The […]

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