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# eu-commissioner - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 30,589 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

# eu-commissioner - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From Enda's enforcer and the Irish Water 'bogeyman' to a 'bruiser' in Europe: Phil Hogan's decade in the spotlight
# Eu Commish
# Eu Commish

From Enda's enforcer and the Irish Water 'bogeyman' to a 'bruiser' in Europe: Phil Hogan's decade in the spotlight

Aug 27th 2020, 3:00 PM 25,314 Views 49 Comments

Phil Hogan came to the “reluctant conclusion” yesterday that he should step down from his senior EU job.

# eu-commissioner - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Phil Hogan resigns from his role as EU Trade Commissioner
# Phil Ho-gone
# Phil Ho-gone

Phil Hogan resigns from his role as EU Trade Commissioner

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 9:07 PM 158,990 Views 501 Comments

“Of course I broke no law, I broke no regulations, but I could have adhered better to the guidelines,” he told RTÉ this evening.

# eu-commissioner - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines
# EU Commissioner
# EU Commissioner

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines

Aug 25th 2020, 9:32 PM 60,628 Views 136 Comments

Though the government statement says concerns remain about the EU Commissioner’s account, it said that ultimately the decision lies with the European Commission President.

# eu-commissioner - Friday 21 August, 2020

Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson
# Controversy
# Controversy

Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 5:00 PM 108,777 Views 166 Comments

The EU Commissioner is based in Belgium, which is not on Ireland’s travel ‘green list’.

# eu-commissioner - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Phil Hogan set to take up key role as EU Trade Commissioner
# New Gig
# New Gig

Phil Hogan set to take up key role as EU Trade Commissioner

Updated Sep 10th 2019, 11:18 AM 21,216 Views 105 Comments

This follows his renomination as Ireland’s commissioner to the EU earlier this year.

# eu-commissioner - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'
# Europhil
# Europhil

Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'

Jun 20th 2018, 6:01 AM 11,035 Views 58 Comments

Ireland’s EU commissioner said that the Irish government’s patience is wearing thin.

# eu-commissioner - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Replacing Phil Hogan: 'Other countries have a different attitude and send their elite'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Replacing Phil Hogan: 'Other countries have a different attitude and send their elite'

May 15th 2018, 7:00 AM 33,246 Views 59 Comments

In the past the position of Ireland’s Commissioner has often been given as a reward to an ally, or as a way to get a troublesome prince out of the realm, writes Dominic Hannigan.

# eu-commissioner - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD
# Over And Out
# Over And Out

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD

Oct 30th 2014, 7:08 PM 13,081 Views 85 Comments

From Saturday, he’ll be the European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development.

# eu-commissioner - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Big Phil wasn't the best option for Europe... it should have been Lucinda
# Commissioners
# Commissioners

Opinion: Big Phil wasn't the best option for Europe... it should have been Lucinda

Jul 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 97 Views 65 Comments

Creighton could be a better fit for the role of a European Commissioner, while Hogan looks likely to receive a small portfolio.

# eu-commissioner - Friday 11 July, 2014

'How often does the Labour Party roll over?' - FF say water and property taxes are now Labour's problem
# Labour's Way
# Labour's Way

'How often does the Labour Party roll over?' - FF say water and property taxes are now Labour's problem

Jul 11th 2014, 3:01 PM 9,401 Views 29 Comments

Micheal Martin says the new Tánaiste’s negotiations went badly.

# eu-commissioner - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it
# EU Commissioner
# EU Commissioner

Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it

Jul 1st 2014, 12:49 PM 6,076 Views 54 Comments

Analysis: Labour is being told it needs to be more assertive in government, and it’s starting with the European Commissioner job.

# eu-commissioner - Monday 30 June, 2014

We asked these two ministers who they'd like Ireland's next European Commissioner to be*
# Not Saying
# Not Saying

We asked these two ministers who they'd like Ireland's next European Commissioner to be*

Jun 30th 2014, 3:15 PM 8,009 Views 25 Comments

* But neither of them wanted to answer the question.

# eu-commissioner - Friday 16 May, 2014

Spending cuts and immigration policy main issues in EU Commission presidency debate
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Spending cuts and immigration policy main issues in EU Commission presidency debate

May 16th 2014, 7:38 AM 4,580 Views 29 Comments

The debate was the first of its kind to include all five parties in the running for the highest executive position in the EU.

# eu-commissioner - Sunday 13 April, 2014

"There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions
# IPCC
# IPCC

"There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions

Apr 13th 2014, 5:15 PM 5,785 Views 140 Comments

It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.

# eu-commissioner - Saturday 1 March, 2014

EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’
# Limbo Land
# Limbo Land

EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’

Mar 1st 2014, 9:15 AM 6,216 Views 18 Comments

It’s claimed farmers whose cows are born in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland are being offered lower prices.

# eu-commissioner - Monday 16 December, 2013

'I have no plans whatsoever to be the next EU commissioner' - Tánaiste
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

'I have no plans whatsoever to be the next EU commissioner' - Tánaiste

Dec 16th 2013, 12:53 PM 4,102 Views 46 Comments

Eamon Gilmore also said that discussions on who will take on the job will not begin until the latter part of next year following talk that colleague Ruairi Quinn is being lined-up.

# eu-commissioner - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Call for EU Commission to drop Pádraig Flynn's pension
# Mahon
# Mahon

Call for EU Commission to drop Pádraig Flynn's pension

Mar 24th 2012, 10:41 AM 5,279 Views 48 Comments

MEP Nessa Childers says Commission’s code of conduct should be “enforced retroactively” following Mahon findings.

# eu-commissioner - Saturday 28 January, 2012

EU could take over control of Greek economy, German official warns
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

EU could take over control of Greek economy, German official warns

Jan 28th 2012, 5:54 PM 4,041 Views 77 Comments

Ministers are discussing a proposal under which Greece would hand the final say over tax and spending to an EU commissioner.

# eu-commissioner - Monday 14 November, 2011

Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti
# Italy
# Italy

Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti

Nov 14th 2011, 10:32 AM 571 Views 12 Comments

Mario Monti’s designation as prime minister appears to soothe investors, who are lowering the interest rate Italy must pay for loans.

# eu-commissioner - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Italy's PM-in-waiting promises quick government formation for stability
# Italy
# Italy

Italy's PM-in-waiting promises quick government formation for stability

Nov 13th 2011, 8:02 PM 224 Views 14 Comments

Mario Monti is optimistic a new government can help heal Italy’s financial problems.

# eu-commissioner - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Sep 13th 2011, 7:47 PM 1,866 Views 10 Comments

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you might have missed…