Frances works locally in Palmerstown with Councillor Vicki Casserly and William Lavelle. She works closely with Palmerstown Community Council to identify and resolve issues of local importance. Frances supported the establishment of a Youth Cafe in Palmerstown and attended the opening of the Palmerstown Community and Youth Centre. She works closely with local sports clubs including St Pats Palmerstown. Frances has organised information evenings for older people in the community and runs annual Breast Cancer Awareness events in the locality.

Frances holds a monthly clinic in Palmerstown on the third Friday of the month at 10.30am in Palmerstown Community and Youth Centre.