Teachta Dála: a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (the Irish Parliament).
The official translation is “Deputy to the Dáil”.
Equivalent to Member of Parliament (MP) or Member of Congress used in other states.
Use: Catherine Murphy TD; the alternative, Deputy Catherine Murphy, could be misinterpreted in other countries.
Irish MP Catherine Murphy is acceptable in headlines but is discouraged.