Helen Keogh

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Helen Catherine Anne Keogh (born 3 June 1951) is the Chief Executive of the aid agency World Vision Ireland since 2003. She is a former member of the Oireachtas.

A former teacher, guidance counsellor and businesswoman, Keogh was an unsuccessful Progressive Democrats candidate at the 1987 general election, the first election after the party was founded. She did not contest the 1989 general election but was nominated as a member of the 19th Seanad by Taoiseach Charles Haughey.

She was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Progressive Democrats Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dún Laoghaire constituency at the 1992 general election.[1] She lost her seat at the 1997 general election to Monica Barnes of Fine Gael. She was then nominated by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to the 21st Seanad.

She joined Fine Gael in 2000 and unsuccessfully stood for election in both the 2002 general election and the 2002 Seanad election.[2]

She was elected a local councillor for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 1991 and re-elected in 1999. She ran unsuccessfully for the Seanad on the NUI Panel in 2011.

She was appointed Chairperson of the Board of Dóchas - the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations in 2006 and was elected for a second term of office in 2008.


  1. ^ "Ms. Helen Keogh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Helen Keogh". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
Preceded by
Brian Hillery
(Fianna Fáil)
Progressive Democrats Teachta Dála for Dún Laoghaire
Succeeded by
Mary Hanafin
(Fianna Fáil)