Helen McEntee

Helen McEntee TD (Fine Gael) was elected to Dáil Éireann in March 2013. Deputy McEntee was appointed by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications. She is also a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht. 

Ireland is the EU's most youthful country, with over 40% of the population aged under 30. Yet, of t he Dáil's 166 Deputies, Helen McEntee (28) and her Fine Gael colleague Simon Harris TD (28) are the only Deputies aged under 34. Helen always speaks up in  Dáil debates for her generation, whom she says 'have borne the brunt of a recession that we did not cause'.

Helen's legislative achievements since becoming a TD two years ago include the Pyrite Resolution Act, which provides a €10m fund for correction works on homes in the Meath-Kildare-Dublin region that are affected by pyrite. Deputy McEntee also contributed amendments to the Road Traffic Act 2014, to support younger drivers and promote road safety. 

Deputy McEntee is a strong advocate for improved roads and telecommunications infrastructure, including for Meath and the North East. She works closely with farmers and food producers, and is an Ambassador of the annual Taste of Meath Festival. Deputy McEntee is also a strong advocate for children with special needs and for improved local health services.

In 2007 Helen graduated from DCU with a B.A (Hons) degree in Law, Politics and Economics. She holds a Masters degree in Communications and Journalism. Helen attended Heronstown National School in Lobinstown, Co Meath, and St Joseph's Mercy Secondary School in Navan.

Before becoming a public representative Helen worked in the Department of Agriculture and previously for a subsidiary of Citibank.

She enjoyed participating in Slane Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 and Castletown&Syddan Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.

Call to all Meath and Louth nurses working abroad: There are jobs for you in Drogheda! - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, is sending a strong message to Meath and Louth nursing graduates who are working abroad: “There are 67 nursing jobs for you at home in Drogheda.”

Tourism is booming, so don’t let Fianna Fáil throw away the progress we’ve made - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East and member of the Oireachtas Tourism Committee Helen McEntee says tourism is booming and we must not let Fianna Fáil wreck the sector again and reverse the recovery which is taking place and the hard work of all those involved in the sector.

New $50m Jack Daniels distillery for Slane Castle is fantastic news for our area - McEntee

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee has said the announcement by US distillers Brown Forman, the company behind Jack Daniel's, of $50m investment in Slane Castle Irish Whiskey is excellent news for Co Meath. This announcement comes as Meath County Council launched its Economic Development Strategy yesterday.

Time for talking on PNH drug price is over – McEntee

“The time for talking about providing the drug Soliris, which is used to treat the rare blood disorder paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) is over. We must urgently find a solution and provide it to those who are currently in desperate need of it,” says Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee"

Strong focus on young people in Action Plan for Jobs - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has highlighted the positive measures for young people in the Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) for 2015 which was announced today.