Byrne in 2015
|Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy|
19 May 2016
|Preceded by||Aodhán Ó Ríordáin|
|Deputy Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party|
June 2014 – June 2016
|Preceded by||New office|
|Succeeded by||Pat Deering|
26 February 1956 |
Bluebell, Dublin, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
Byrne stood unsuccessfully as a candidate at the 2002 general election, she was elected on her next attempt at the 2007 general election. She was a member of Dublin City Council for the South West Inner City electoral area and served for a term as Lord Mayor in 2005.
She was party deputy spokesperson on Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs with special responsibility for National Drugs Strategy from 2007–2010. From July 2010 to March 2011, she was party spokesperson on Older Citizens.
She has been Vice-Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party since June 2014.
Byrne was leader of St. Michael's Folk/Gospel Group for 15 years and has completed a two-year Lay Ministry Course in All Hallows College, and also holds a Diploma in Catering. In 2006 she was granted a coat of arms by the Chief Herald of Ireland.
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- We won't form government at any cost - Fine Gael
- "Catherine Byrne TD". Fine Gael website. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "Grant of Arms: Catherine Byrne". National Library of Ireland. 10 November 2006.
|Lord Mayor of Dublin
|Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Dublin South-Central