Minister Hildegarde Naughton

Hildegarde Naughton TD is Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and Minister of State at the Department of Justice with special responsibility for Civil and Criminal Justice.

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.