Heather Humphreys TD is the Minister for Social Protection and the Minister for Rural and Community Development. She was appointed to this role in June 2020.
Heather previously worked with Ulster Bank and prior to her election to Dáil Éireann, she was Manager of Cootehill Credit Union.
As Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather led the successful 2016 Centenary Programme and during her time as Minister with responsibility for rural affairs, she launched the Action Plan for Rural Development.
As Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather played a leading role in the Government’s response to the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis.
Prior to being appointed to Cabinet, she served as a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform.