The Credible, Competent and Caring Voice for Kildare South
Dr Cathal Berry is an Independent TD for the constituency of Kildare South. Cathal is a
father, husband, doctor, veteran and is a resident of Portarlington, Co. Laois. He is married to
Orla and is the proud father of their young children Tom and Katie.
Prior to becoming a TD, Cathal spent 23 years in the Irish Defence Forces. During this time,
he spent six years in the Army Ranger Wing (ARW) and served overseas in the Balkans,
Africa and the Middle East. In 2008, Cathal led an ARW unit in Chad and he later took a
self-funded career break to qualify as a medical doctor in Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin.
He subsequently worked in HSE hospital emergency departments all over the country and
then returned to the Defence Forces where he was appointed head of the Military Medical
School in the Curragh, Co. Kildare.
Having worked in the voluntary, private and public sectors, both nationally and
internationally, Cathal has established a reputation for honesty and hard work. He has
pledged to work tirelessly on behalf of all his constituents in Kildare, Laois and Offaly.