Helen McEntee, TD
Helen McEntee will return as Minister for Justice in Summer 2023.
Deputy McEntee was appointed by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications. She is also a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht.
Ireland is the EU’s most youthful country, with over 40% of the population aged under 30. Helen always speaks up in Dáil debates for her generation, whom she says ‘have borne the brunt of a recession that we did not cause’.
Helen’s legislative achievements since becoming a TD two years ago include the Pyrite Resolution Act, which provides a €10m fund for correction works on homes in the Meath-Kildare-Dublin region that are affected by pyrite. Deputy McEntee also contributed amendments to the Road Traffic Act 2014, to support younger drivers and promote road safety.
Deputy McEntee is a strong advocate for improved roads and telecommunications infrastructure, including for Meath and the North East. She works closely with farmers and food producers, and is an Ambassador of the annual Taste of Meath Festival. Deputy McEntee is also a strong advocate for children with special needs and for improved local health services.
In 2007 Helen graduated from DCU with a B.A (Hons) degree in Law, Politics and Economics. She holds a Masters degree in Communications and Journalism. Helen attended Heronstown National School in Lobinstown, Co Meath, and St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School in Navan.
Before becoming a public representative Helen worked in the Department of Agriculture and previously for a subsidiary of Citibank.
She enjoyed participating in Slane Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 and Castletown & Syddan Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.
News & Statements
New community Garda teams to be rolled out nationwide to build stronger safer, communities - McEntee
New teams of dedicated community Gardaí to help build stronger, safer communities and tackle anti-social behaviour will be rolled out across the country by the end of next year, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has announced.19th November 2022
Speech of Minister for Justice and Meath East TD, Helen McEntee on Motion re: Confidence in Government
Ceann Comhairle, Tonight’s motion is another example of Sinn Féin speaking out of both sides of its mouth.12th July 2022
Fine Gael will continue to support parents and families with the right team in Dáil Eireann
Minister Helen McEntee joined James Geoghegan, the Fine Gael Bye-Election Candidate in Dublin Bay South, on the campaign trail this weekend.4th July 2021
Micheál Martin will put Votegate TDs into Cabinet
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is ready and willing to put Votegate TDs Timmy Dooley and Niall Collins into Cabinet.14th January 2020
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