Frances Fitzgerald MEP for Dublin City and County – a Vice-President of the EPP Group in the European Parliament
Frances Fitzgerald is an MEP for Dublin City and County and a Vice-President of the EPP Group in the European Parliament.
Prior to her election to the European Parliament in 2019, Frances served as a Fine Gael Parliamentarian for over 20 years. She served as a Senator and T.D. in Dublin Mid-West (2007-2019) and has previously served as a Fine Gael T.D. in Dublin South East (1992-2002).
She most recently served as Tánaiste (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 the State’s first Minister for Children & Youth Affairs (2011-14). Prior to her election to the Dáil, Frances served as Chair of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (1988-92) and Vice President of the European Women’s Lobby.
Frances was elected to the European Parliament in 2019 as part of the European People’s Party (EPP) Delegation. She is a full member of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM) and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) and a substitute member of the Development Committee (DEVE) and the Committee on Pegasus spyware. Frances also serves as EPP spokesperson for the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee.
“It is our collective responsibility to make sure that women’s voices are continuously heard, and crucially, taken account of.” Frances Fitzgerald MEP