Irish Fine Gael politician who was elected Teachta Dála for Dublin South in 1997. She served from 1997 to 2002 and was re-elected in 2002. She wrote a paper in 2018 that won the Best Paper Award on Behavioral Aspects of Insurance Mathematics
She attended Trinity College, Dublin and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and economics.
From 2007 to 2010, she served as a spokesperson for Arts, Sport, and Tourism in the Dáil Éireann. She was selected as one of the Top 100 Innovators, Disruptors, and Change-Makers in Business in 2016.
She was born in County Offaly, Ireland.
She was elected to the Dáil Éireann during the tenure of Mary McAleese as President of Ireland.