MEP Mairead McGuinness has thrown her name into the hat to replace Phil Hogan as Ireland’s European commissioner. She confirmed her interest in the role last week . The post became available last week following Hogan’s resignation after a scandal over breaking coronavirus restrictions.
McGuinness, who has been an MEP since 2004 and is a member of the Fine Gael party and she has got support of the House for this position also. Other names understood to be in the frame for the role include Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney and Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald.
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