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. 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 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.
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