Regina Doherty was appointed Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, TD on 14th June 2017.
Previously, from 6th May 2016, Regina was Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of An Taoiseach.
Before first being elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011 for the Constituency of Meath East, Regina served as a Councillor on Meath County Council.
Regina, originally from Dublin, has lived in Meath for almost 20 years with her husband and their four children, all of whom are Meath born and bred. Regina began her career in the IT sector before entering public office in 2009.
During the last Dáil term (2011-2016), Regina sat on the Joint Oireachtas Committees for both Health & Children, and Finance & Public Expenditure, while also chairing several All Party Parliamentary Groups for special education, children and adults with intellectual disabilities and the cross party group on mental health reform.
Regina was re-elected to Dáil Éireann in February 2016 by the people of Meath East, prior to her appointment to the Department of An Taoiseach.