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.

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.

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.