Anne Rabbitte TD is Minister of State with responsibility for Disability at the Department of Health and the Department of Justice and Equality. She was appointed to this role in July 2020.
She hails from a small town in the west of Ireland, Portumna, Co Galway. A widowed mother to three children in second level education, she has been a TD for the Galway East constituency since the 2016 general election.
She was a member of Galway County Council from 2014 to 2016. In May 2016, she was appointed to the Fianna Fáil front bench as Spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs.
Anne worked for 25 years for a financial institution and is a qualified financial adviser. For 3 years, Anne ran a community childcare facility.