Catherine Martin (politician)

Catherine Martin (born 7 December 1972) is an Irish Green Party politician who has served as Deputy Leader of the Green Party since June 2011. She has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Rathdown constituency since 2016.[1] She was a member of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council from 2014 to 2016.[2]

Catherine Martin

Martin in 2016
Deputy Leader of the Green Party
Assumed office
11 June 2011
LeaderEamon Ryan
Preceded byMary White
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
ConstituencyDublin Rathdown
Personal details
Born (1972-12-07) 7 December 1972
Monaghan, County Monaghan, Ireland
Political partyGreen Party
Spouse(s)Francis Noel Duffy (m. 2002)
Alma materUniversity College Dublin

Personal life

She was a teacher of English and Music, and the head of the Green Schools Committee at St. Tiernan's Community School in Dundrum for 15 years prior to being elected to the Dáil.[3] She is married to Francis Noel Duffy,[4] a Green Party politician and member of South Dublin County Council. They have 3 children.[5]

Political career

She joined the Green Party in 2007, and was elected as Deputy Leader of the Green Party in 2011. In 2014, she was elected to Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council,[4] and was elected to the Dáil in the 2016 general election, after receiving 4,122 first preference votes.[2]

She is the Green Party's Education Spokesperson.[3] Martin was elected the first chair of The Irish Women's Parliamentary Caucus in November 2017.[6]


  1. "Catherine Martin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  2. "Catherine Martin". Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  3. "Catherine Martin". Green Partye. 22 October 2016.
  4. "About Catherine". 22 October 2016.
  5. "Francis Noel Duffy". Green Party. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  6. "Catherine Martin elected". Green Party. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
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