Ireland’s European commissioner-designate Phil Hogan won the support of over 70% of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee to become the next EU Agriculture Commissioner.

Agriland has decided to find out how the Irish farming community think the Kilkenny man will perform in his new role.

Hogan is set to fill the shoes currently occupied by the Romanian Commissioner Dacian Cioloș. Hogan will be handed control of 40pc of the EU’s €150bn yearly budget – a total of €60bn. The 54-year-old, Fine Gael TD will receive a salary and allowances of almost €250,000 per year before tax.

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