Heather Humphreys TD was appointed Minister of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands on 27 June 2020. She previously served as Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation from November 30, 2017 to June 27, 2020, and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. She previously served as Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs from 6 May 2016, and from July 2014. She was elected to the Dáil on February 2011 for the constituency of Cavan Monaghan. She was re-elected to Monaghan County council in June 2009 and during her time she was Chair of the Council’s Strategic Policy Committee on Planning and Economic Development. She was chairperson of Monaghan County Council from 09-10.
Some other facts on Heather:
Heather has being playing the piano since she was six. Her first job was in Butlins in Mosney (not as a red coat but as a waitress). Heather’s favourite book is Showtime by Pat Leahy. Her favourite quote is : ‘good leadership can be described as humility with a great resolve to succeed’. Heather is married with two children and lives on a farm.
News & Statements
Statement by Minister Heather Humphreys following attack on Kevin Lunney
“I was horrified to hear about the attack on Kevin Lunney, a decent, honourable, hardworking man, who I have known for many years.
Minister Heather Humphreys speaking at the Launch of "Protestant and Irish: the minority’s search for place in independent Ireland" at the Royal Irish Academy
The huge contribution of the Protestant community to the political, economic, sporting and cultural development of independent Ireland is a historical fact, and this publication tells that story in an accessible and appealing way.The early decades of independence were certainly turbulent - and sometimes precarious - for Irish Protestants, and it is true that many chose to keep themselves to themselves.
Statement from the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys on the death of former TD Seymour Crawford
The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, has today expressed her sadness at the death of former Fine Gael TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Seymour Crawford.