Francis Fitzgerald (Outgoing)
The current Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald is contesting the election as a Fine Gael Candidate for Dublin Mid-West. During this term she also served as the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs before being given the Justice portfolio following the resignation of Alan Shatter. Ms Fitzgerald served as a TD between 1992 to 2002 before she lost her seat. She subsequently was a Senator from 2007 to 2011. She unsuccessfully contested the 2007 General Election. Currently she is Chairperson of the Fine Gael National Election Strategy Committee and has previously served as a member of the party’s Executive Council.