Mairead McGuinness selected as Ireland’s new EU Commissioner

 

Mairead McGuinness has been selected as Ireland's new EU Commissioner.

The MEP for Ireland North West will take over the Financial Services portfolio, in a shake-up of commissioner duties.

She replaces Phil Hogan, following his resignation after golf gate last month.

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made the announcement after interviewing both of the government's candidates, Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell: