Mairead McGuinness

There will be a ‘huge evolution if not revolution of banking’ – McGuinness

There will be a ‘huge evolution if not revolution of banking’ – McGuinness

There is going to be a “huge evolution – if not revolution – of banking” as more entities go down...

March 16, 2021

‘Over half of the world’s economy depends on nature’: EU summit gets underway

‘Over half of the world’s economy depends on nature’: EU summit gets underway

In light of countries’ efforts to handle the Covid-19 crisis and overcome its economic impacts, “there is more than ever...

December 8, 2020

Farmers ‘reassured’ by calibre of McGuinness at commission table – ICMSA

Farmers ‘reassured’ by calibre of McGuinness at commission table – ICMSA

President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) Pat McCormack, has offered the congratulations of his association to Mairead...

October 7, 2020

European Parliament votes to approve McGuinness as commissioner

European Parliament votes to approve McGuinness as commissioner

The European Parliament has voted to approve Mairead McGuinness as the EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the...

October 7, 2020

Covid-19 can’t delay climate change challenges – McGuinness

Covid-19 can’t delay climate change challenges – McGuinness

The Covid-19 pandemic can’t be used as an excuse to delay addressing the challenges of climate change, environmental degradation and...

October 2, 2020

McGuinness commission candidacy hearing takes place today

McGuinness commission candidacy hearing takes place today

Ireland’s Commissioner-Designate for the European Commission, Mairead McGuinness, is appearing before a European Parliament hearing in Brussels this morning (Friday,...

October 2, 2020

McGuinness commission hearing to take place on October 2

McGuinness commission hearing to take place on October 2

The Conference of Presidents (European Parliament president and leaders of political groups) has set a date for the commission hearings...

September 23, 2020

EC President sets tasks for McGuinness in new financial portfolio

EC President sets tasks for McGuinness in new financial portfolio

President of the European Commission (EC) Urusla von der Leyen has set out her objectives for the role of Ireland’s...

September 16, 2020

McGuinness called on to ‘make a strong case for family farms’ in commissioner role

McGuinness called on to ‘make a strong case for family farms’ in commissioner role

Farm organisations have been quick to express their congratulations to Mairead McGuinness, after she was selected as a European Commissioner-designate...

September 8, 2020

McGuinness ‘honoured’ by commission appointment

McGuinness ‘honoured’ by commission appointment

Mairead McGuinness has said that she is “honoured” to be appointed as the Irish commissioner-designate, filling the role vacated by...

September 8, 2020

‘McGuinness will bring strong and credible voice on agriculture’ – IFA

‘McGuinness will bring strong and credible voice on agriculture’ – IFA

The president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), Tim Cullinan, has extended his congratulations to Mairead McGuinness after she was...

September 8, 2020

Von der Leyen informed of 2 Irish commission candidates

Von der Leyen informed of 2 Irish commission candidates

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed that the Irish government has nominated its two candidates...

September 4, 2020

‘Prepare for change’: McGuinness underlines Brexit challenge for feed sector

‘Prepare for change’: McGuinness underlines Brexit challenge for feed sector

Concerns about the impact of Brexit on the grain and feed sector, and the progress of negotiations between the EU...

September 3, 2020

Irish agriculture at a ‘huge disadvantage’ post-Brexit – McGuinness

Irish agriculture at a ‘huge disadvantage’ post-Brexit – McGuinness

MEP Mairead McGuinness has said that agriculture in Ireland will be at a “huge disadvantage” post-Brexit, especially if there is...

July 28, 2020

MEP warns against weakening of EU budget ‘by horse-trading between member states’

MEP warns against weakening of EU budget ‘by horse-trading between member states’

The European Parliament remains concerned that the next EU budget “will be weakened by horse-trading between member states”, Mairead McGuinness...

July 10, 2020

Merkel will ‘lead Europe during a difficult time’ – McGuinness

Merkel will ‘lead Europe during a difficult time’ – McGuinness

According to MEP Mairead McGuinness, there is “an awful lot of people looking towards the German Chancellor to get Europe...

July 8, 2020

Round five of EU-UK trade deal talks get underway

Round five of EU-UK trade deal talks get underway

The fifth round of talk between the UK and the EU got underway yesterday, Monday, June 29, and is continuing...

June 30, 2020

Inquiry on animal welfare during transport imminent

Inquiry on animal welfare during transport imminent

The European Parliament is set to establish a committee of inquiry on animal welfare standards during transport, and possible breaches...

June 17, 2020