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 (1971-01-26) 26 January 1971 (age 46)
Finglas, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Declan Doherty
Children 4
Alma mater Dublin City University

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. She was appointed as Government Chief Whip in May 2016.[1]

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