Heather Humphreys TD was appointed Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation on the 30th of November 2017. She previously served as Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht from 14 June 2017. 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). Heathers 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.
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Minister Humphreys congratulates Monaghan playwright, Eugene McCabe, on Dublin Theatre Festival run
The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Fine Gael TD for Cavan Monaghan, Heather Humphreys, has congratulated Monaghan playwright, Eugene McCabe, following the opening night of his acclaimed play, King of the Castle, at the Dublin Theatre Festival.
Minister Humphreys publishes interim progress report on Action Plan for Rural Development
The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Wednesday) published an Interim Progress Report on Realising our Rural Potential, the Government's Action Plan for Rural Development.
175 jobs created and €15m invested in historic buildings
The scheme generated 175 jobs, and a total of €15 million was invested in 540 projects across the country.