Frances Fitzgerald was elected in the Dublin Constituency. A Fine Gael parliamentarian for over 20 years, Frances was first elected to Dáil Éireann (the Irish Parliament) in 1992, representing the constituency of Dublin South-East.
She served as Tánaiste na hÉireann (Irish Deputy Prime Minister) from 2016-17, one of only four women to have ever held this position. She has also served as Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation (2017), Minister for Justice & Equality (2014-17) and was Ireland’s first Minister for Children & Youth Affairs (2011-14).
Prior to her election to the Dáil, Frances was Chair of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (1988-92) and Vice-President of the European Women’s Lobby. She was also a founding member of the Women’s Environment Network.
MEP since 2019.