Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness wants EU commissioner role

MEP Mairead McGuinness has thrown her name into the hat to replace Phil Hogan as Irelands European commissioner.

McGuinness confirmed her interest in the role to Irish paper the Sunday Independent. The post became available last week following Hogans 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, told the Sunday Independent: “I have been in the Parliament 16 years, I have worked my way through that milieu where I have managed to get support across the house.”

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