Denis Naughten, TD

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Denis Naughten, TD was appointed Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment in May 2016. He is an independent TD for Roscommon/Galway and was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1997. He is a former Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health, Children and Youth Affairs. A scientist by profession, Minister Naughten had previously been elected to Seanad Éireann in a by election on the Agricultural Panel in January 1997 and became the youngest ever member of the Seanad. Born in Drum, County Roscommon, Minister Naughten was educated at Ardkeenan NS; St. Aloysius College, Athlone; University College Dublin and University College Cork where he did a research project in Food Microbiology.