Helen McEntee

Helen McEntee was elected in the Meath East bye-election on March 27th, 2013. 

Helen is the daughter of Shane and Kathleen McEntee.

From a young age, Helen had a strong interest in politics. She completed a degree in Economics, Politics and Law in DCU and then went on to complete a masters in Media and Communication.

Public service has run in the McEntee family for generations, through involvement in the GAA, the IFA, local community groups and politics. Helen is young, energetic and committed and works hard on the issues the people of Meath East care about most.

Helen worked with her father, Shane in Meath East and in the Department of Agriculture, where he became Minister of State. Watching him in action, she learned that politics should be about fighting for your constituents and changing what’s wrong. Shane worked tirelessly on every issue, whether it was pyrite, pylons, roads or job creation. Thanks to working with him, she has a deep understanding of what matters to the people of Meath East.

As a young Irish woman living in Meath East, Helen will be a strong voice in the Dáil for those facing emigration. She will speak out for the families, small businesses and young people across Meath East.

Falling gas prices should mean a fall in cost of fertiliser not a rise - McEntee

“Farmers are set to pay more for fertiliser in 2015, but with oil and gas prices falling, a similar drop in the price of fertiliser should be expected. This is something I intend to raise with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission”, said Helen McEntee, Fine Gael TD for Meath East.

HIQA report of care facility in Meath raises serious concerns - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath, Helen McEntee, has expressed serious concern in response to a HIQA report which has outlined the abuse of residents at the Redwood Extended Care Facility in Stamullen.

Shop local this Christmas - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has encouraged Meath people to shop local this Christmas, saying that the festive period is a great opportunity to support local retailers.

Progress for beef farmers after positive meeting - McEntee

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has said that this week’s roundtable meeting on beef issues marked real progress for beef farmers.

McEntee expresses concern at potential impact of Central Bank’s proposed 20% mortgage savings requirement

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Helen McEntee, has expressed her concern about the impact that proposed Central Bank changes to mortgage lending requirements would have on young people trying to buy a home. The Central Bank has proposed that potential homebuyers should be able to come up with 20% of the cost of a property in order to qualify for a mortgage