Regina was appointed as a Senator on 27 June, 2020, as a Taoiseach’s Nominee. She was also appointed as Leader of Seanad Éireann.
Regina Doherty was appointed Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection on 14 June 2017 and served until 27 June 2020. 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
Nursing homes must be better prepared for visitor restrictions - Doherty
Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty has written to the Chief Executive of Nursing Homes Ireland urging them to ensure that there is no possibility of any gaps in care provided to residents in nursing homes during any future periods of restrictions on visitors.
President von der Leyen’s plan is ambitious but achievable – Doherty
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen’s plan for the future of the European Union is ambitious but is one which can be achieved through cooperation and solidarity, Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty has said.
Clarity for employees is welcome - Doherty
Senator Regina Doherty has today welcomed the clarity provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection regarding Social Welfare Payments and the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme.