Regina Doherty TD was appointed Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection on 14 June 2017. She previously served as Chief Whip for Fine Gael and Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach on 6 May 2016. Regina entered the Dáil in February 2011 having served as a County Councillor on Meath County Council. 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.
Before entering political life, Regina worked successfully in the IT sector for 20 years.
Regina is married to Declan and they have four children. They have lived in the village of Ratoath for the past fifteen years.
Regina is a Member of Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health & Children, a Member of Joint Oireacthtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform and a Member of the Constitutional Convention.
News & Statements
Vote Michael D. Higgins number one this Friday - Doherty
Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, has urged everyone to vote for Michael D. Higgins in the upcoming presidential election this Friday (October 26th).
Apology to Máiría Cahill from Sinn Féin leader is totally inadequate - Doherty
The apology by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald to Máiría Cahill over the party’s failure to have proper procedures in place for child abuse allegations is totally inadequate, Fine Gael Minister Regina Doherty has said.
Parents & children must be aware - what goes online stays online
“What goes online stays online.” These are the words of caution for parents from Meath East Minister of State and Government Chief Whip, Regina Doherty, who is working to protect children from the potential risks of online communications.