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Helen McEntee


Minister for Justice Helen McEntee joins The Glass Ceiling to discuss the recent announcement about her maternity leave.
Ms McEntee is the first member of Cabinet to be pregnant while in office in the history of the State.
She chats about how she is feeling about becoming a mother for the first time and preparing for the arrival of her baby in May.
Earlier this year, the Minister commenced legislation which tackles the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.The Fine Gael TD says she thinks teenagers are sexually getting involved with each other at a much younger age now and there is a need to address it.
We discuss how social media apps have significantly changed how young people grow up in Ireland and how she handles online trolls.
Her father Shane McEntee died by suicide in 2012 while serving as Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture.Ms McEntee discusses running for election just months after he passed away and although it was hectic, she thinks it helped her grieve.


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