I want to continue working hard to spread the recovery in rural Ireland. If re-elected, Fine Gael in Govt is committed to delivering more new jobs in the regions, so we can continue to reduce taxes in a sustainable way and invest more in public services and improve people's standard of living.
I was elected to the Dáil in 2011, when I became the first female TD to be elected for Fine Gael in the Cavan/Monaghan constituency. I was appointed as Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in July 2014. Previously, I served on Monaghan County Council, including as Mayor in 2009.