Frances Fitzgerald MEP

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)



Frances Fitzgerald is an Irish MEP from Dublin. A parliamentarian for over 20 years, she served as Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) from 2016-2017, 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 (Irish Parliament), 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.

She is a full member of the:

  • Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM)
  • Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON)
  • A substitute member of the Development Committee (DEVE) 
  • The Committee on the Use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA).

Frances was elected Vice Chair of the EPP Group in March 2021, and EPP Coordinator of the FEMM Committee in July 2019.