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 26 year-old 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.


McEntee urges Minister to extend BreastCheck for 65-69 year olds

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee has urged the Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, to extend the BreastCheck programme to include women aged 65-69 years old, which is a commitment contained in the Programme for Government. Deputy McEntee raised the issue with the Minister during a Topical Issue in the Dáil this week.

Hundreds of places available in Springboard courses for jobseekers across the North East – McEntee

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, that 6,100 new free higher education places are being made available to jobseekers as part of this year’s round of the Springboard programme.

€20m in funding shows Govt is keeping its promises on pyrite – McEntee

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement that the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan TD, has approved further funding for the pyrite remediation scheme, saying it shows that the Government is keeping its promise to address the pyrite problem.

Boost for Kells as town included in new Regional Aid Map – McEntee

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, that Kells is to be included in the list of areas which can receive Government support for businesses and investment under the Regional Aid Map.

Meath producers can benefit from new competition and consumer legislation – McEntee

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Helen McEntee, has welcomed the publication of new competition and consumer legislation, saying that many agricultural producers in Meath stand to benefit from it. Deputy McEntee was speaking in the Dáil this week during the Second Stage debate on the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014.