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Heather Humphreys

Heather Humphreys (born 14 May 1963) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister for Rural and Community Development and Minister for Social Protection since June 2020. She has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cavan–Monaghan constituency since 2011. She previously served as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation from 2017 to 2020, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht from June 2017 to November 2017, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs from 2016 to 2017 and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht from 2014 to 2016. She also served as Minister for Justice from April to November 2021 and from November to December 2022 to facilitate the maternity leave of Helen McEntee.