Regina was appointed as a Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann on the 27 June, 2020.
Regina Doherty previously served as Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection from the 14th June 2017 until the 27th June 2020. Before that, she served as Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach from the 6th May 2016. Regina entered the Dáil in February 2011 having served as a County Councillor on Meath County Council since 2009. She was previously the Chairperson of Meath’s Joint Policing Committee and sat on the board of three educational institutions; Meath VEC, Ratoath College and Gaelscoil na Mi, as well as sitting on the Special Education Committee of The National Parents’ Council.
Regina has previously been a Member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health & Children, a Member of Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform and a Member of the Constitutional Convention.
Regina is currently a member of the Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs, and Chairs the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party sub-group on Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and the Good Friday Agreement.
Before entering political life, Regina worked successfully in the IT sector for 20 years. Regina is married to Declan, they have four children and have lived in the village of Ratoath for the past 20 years.
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