Hildegarde Naughton TD is Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
Hildegarde was elected to represent the Galway West constituency in the 2020 general election. She has served on a number of Oireachtas committees including the Future of Healthcare, and Budgetary Scrutiny. She was appointed as the chair of the Communications, Climate Action and Environment committee in 2016.
Hildegarde was a primary school teacher and was elected to Galway City Council in 2009. She was mayor of the city in 2011/2012.