Regina Doherty

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Regina Doherty
Regina Doherty 2015.jpg
Doherty in 2015
Government Chief Whip
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by Paul Kehoe
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Meath East
Personal details
Born Finglas, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Declan Doherty
Children 2

Regina Doherty is an Irish Fine Gael politician who was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath East constituency at the 2011 general election.[1] She was an unsuccessful candidate for Meath East at the 2007 general election.[2]

She was a member of Meath County Council for the Dunshaughlin electoral area from 2009 to 2011.[2] She was a member of the Oireachtas committees for Health, Finance and the implementation of the good Friday agreement during the 31st Dáil. She was also a member of the Constitutional Convention.[3] and is the Chairperson of the Fine Gael Committee for Health and Children. In January 2013, her IT consultancy company went into liquidation with debts of €280,000, including €60,000 due to the Revenue Commissioners.[4] In May 2015, following the claims of IRA involvement of the cover-up of sexual abuse by Máiría Cahill, she was provided[by whom?] with names of a number of alleged abusers which she passed on to the Gardaí who are investigating the issue.[5]

She was re-elected to the Dáil on 26 February 2016. She was appointed to the new Dáil reform committee on 22 March of that year.[6] She was appointed Government Chief Whip on 6 May that year.[7]


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Preceded by
Thomas Byrne
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Meath East