Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness has been named as Ireland’s new EU Commissioner following a lengthy process and the resignation of Phil Hogan after GolfGate.
Mcguinness will now take over the Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union portfolio but only if she is approved by the European Parliament.
Ursula von der leyen said: “She has great qualifications and my full trust for this post.”
RTE reports that von der leyen said McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues having been an MEP since 2004 and currently holding the post of first vice president of the European Parliament.
“This experience is crucial in carrying forward the EU’s financial sector policy agenda and ensuring it supports and strengthens the Commission’s key priority, notably the twin Green and Digital transitions.”
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