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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Institutional gap in managing big contracts-leads to massive cost overruns. Need to address this before contracts awarded esp with forthcoming #NBP contract #NCH @CathMurphyTD

No point going ahead with awarding #NBP contract if average household cannot afford to connect to broadband. Process must be robust. Way to avoid cost overruns like Children’s Hospital #NCH is to get it right at this stage says @CathMurphyTD @RoisinShortall

Must have #NBP process that is above reproach. Otherwise we could end up in expensive tribunal a few years down the line says @CathMurphyTD #SocDems motion on National Broadband Plan to be debated in #Dáil tonight

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Catherine Murphy’s Office Details

Catherine Murphy TD,

Dáil Éireann,

Leinster House,

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

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