Helen McEntee

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Helen McEntee
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
March 2013
Constituency Meath East
Personal details
Born 1986 (age 28–29)
County Meath, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Alma mater Dublin City University

Helen McEntee (born 1986) is an Irish Fine Gael politician for Meath East,[1] who was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) at the 2013 Meath East by-election.[2][3] The by-election was caused by the death of her father Shane McEntee.

She has a degree in Economics, Politics and Law from Dublin City University. After finishing college in 2007, she worked for a subsidiary of Citibank. She went on to complete a Masters in journalism and media communications. In 2010, she began to work in Leinster House with her father, who was then an opposition TD. She also worked with her father at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he was appointed Minister of State.[4]

She is the second youngest TD and youngest female TD in the 31st Dáil.[5]

After her election, the McEntee family was accused by Sinn Féin North Tipperary County Councillor Seamus Morris of putting their grief to one side to keep their "snouts in the trough". Morris later withdrew his comments.[6]


  1. ^ "Ms. Helen McEntee". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Helen McEntee wins Meath East by-election after third count". RTÉ News. 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Helen McEntee". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Profile: Helen McEntee, the Dáil's second youngest TD". The Irish Times. 29 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Helen McEntee set to become youngest female TD in the Dáil". Irish Independent. 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "SF councillor apologises for 'crass' McEntee jibe". BreakingNews.ie. 12 April 2013. 

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Preceded by
Shane McEntee
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Meath East