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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2 weeks ago

Social Democrats

Important report by TASC​ today on how precarious work leads to precarious lives, where people are trapped in uncertainty, floating and on stand-by, with all aspects of their lives, their personal ambitions and hopes for family formation, on hold The report has many strong and excellent policy recommendations on how policy can create more security - in work, health, housing and childcare. https://www.tasc.ie/download/pdf/precarious_workersweb_version.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Social Democrats

It's almost three years since the Social Democrats first proposed setting up an independent Anti-Corruption Agency. Fine Gael did not support our Dáil motion Today we are still waiting for an effective and vigorous authority to deter, detect, investigate and prosecute corruption and white collar crime. https://www.socialdemocrats.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Corruption-document-Web-Friendly1.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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Catherine Murphy’s Office Details

Catherine Murphy TD,

Dáil Éireann,

Leinster House,

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

[email protected]