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Current EU Priorities in a Shifting Geopolitical Landscape


Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series: sponsored by IQ-EQ

Frances Fitzgerald MEP

Frances Fitzgerald MEP European Parliament

Booking for this Webinar is Now Closed

This webinar is now closed for bookings. Please contact Lisa Sweeney,Senior Membership and Events Executive, for further information.

We are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming Lunch Bites @ the IoD webinar with Frances Fitzgerald MEP, on Friday, 10th June 2022.

In this Lunch Bites @ the IoD webinar, Ms Fitzgerald MEP will reflect on the threefold crises of the war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit, and how they are testing the capacity of the European Union and business. She will share her unique perspective on these topics and also address upcoming equality legislation including EU Directives on Pay Transparency, Women on Boards, and Violence Against Women. 

The Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series is kindly sponsored by IQ-EQ.

This event is exclusive to IoD Ireland members, and is free of charge.

Please note, there will be a live Q&A facility for this webinar.

Frances Fitzgerald MEP

Frances Fitzgerald MEP

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 served as Tánaiste between 2016-17, one of only four women to have ever held this position. She has also served as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (2017); Minister for Justice and Equality (2014-17) and was the State’s first Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (2011-14). 

Prior to her election to the Dáil, she served as Chair of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (1988-92) and Vice President of the European Women’s Lobby.

Ms Fitzgerald 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.


IQ-EQ is a leading investor services group that combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. With a team of 3,400+ people operating across 23 jurisdictions, we support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.   

In Ireland, we are focused on assisting companies with their setup and ongoing administration, providing services such as financial accounting and reporting, provision of directors, company secretarial and payroll.

Our people bring the know how and the know you. We are IQ-EQ.

To find out more visit the IQ-EQ website.


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Should you wish to connect with a fellow member who registered for this event, please reach out to them via the IoD Members’ LinkedIn Group or email us directly and we will try to facilitate this on your behalf. For more information, please email Lisa Sweeney, Senior Membership and Events Executive, IoD Ireland.

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