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Frances Fitzgerald is currently serving as the Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Justice & Equality in the Government of Ireland, representing the Dublin Mid-West constituency.

A former Chair of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Fitzgerald trained as a social worker and family therapist, working in inner-city London and Dublin for 20 years.

She has led a programme of fundamental policing reform, including a new independent Policing Authority to oversee the performance of An Garda Siochana and an expansion of the role and remit of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission.

The Tánaiste also pioneered a number of groundbreaking reforms, including the comprehensive reform of the child protection and welfare system in Ireland, while serving as Ireland’s first senior Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 2011-2014.

Last year she introduced the legislation paving the way for Ireland to become the first country in the world to introduce same sex marriage by way of popular vote.

Frances Fitzgerald TD

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice & Equality, ROI