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.