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#Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Monday 20 July, 2015

Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job

An independent panel, chaired by former European Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, is to investigate the issue.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Monday 16 December, 2013

'I have no plans whatsoever to be the next EU commissioner' - Tánaiste Labour Party This post contains videos

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

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.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Hogan is going nowhere, but sees "no way back" for Fine Gael rebels

The Minister for Environment says that he is “very happy” to be in the cabinet and is not expecting a call to replace European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan Quinn.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Monday 24 June, 2013

20 years ago homosexuality was decriminalised, but not everyone was happy...

Paul McGrath of Fine Gael at the time spoke against the bill and said he was concerned what impact it would have on society as a whole.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Friday 14 June, 2013

New EU-funded device detects when a pensioner has a bad fall

Around 20 per cent of elderly people receive hospital care every year after a fall.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Irish Young Scientist winners share top European prize

Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly from Synge Street CBS are among three top prizewinners at the EU Contest for Young Scientists.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Thursday 12 July, 2012

She’s Electric Pic of the Day

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in an electric car. No comment.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Sunday 24 June, 2012

European Commission takes down 'patronising' video of girls in science

The video was supposed to encourage young women to pursue science careers – by showing pictures of lipstick and make-up brushes.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Friday 25 November, 2011

German MEP 'felt sympathy' for O'Shea after reading email Exclusive

German MEP Jens Geier also says it remains unclear as to whether the European Parliament can still seal Kevin Cardiff’s fate – due to confusions over voting procedures.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Thursday 24 November, 2011

In numbers: why you'd want to be on the EU Court of Auditors

You might have to move to Luxembourg, but the pay and expenses regime would more than make up for the inconvenience…

Irish rep on Court of Auditors: I emailed MEPs to lobby against Cardiff

Eoin O’Shea admits to emailing two influential MEPs on the Budgetary Control Committee advising against Kevin Cardiff’s appointment.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Geoghegan-Quinn got EU job ‘because Barroso demanded a female nominee’ – WikiLeaks

Cables given to the Irish Independent suggest that the European Commission urged Ireland to choose a female commissioner.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Monday 9 May, 2011

TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day

TDs from both Fianna Fáil and Labour criticise today’s proceedings, with one TD saying MEPs are like “a lighthouse in a bog”.

Commissioner affirms: no move on corporate tax rate without Irish approval

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn assures the Dáil that corporate tax can’t be changed by the EU without Ireland allowing it to.

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Monday 28 February, 2011

The Seven Deadly Political Whodunits - books for Mary O'Rourke to draw inspiration from

The outgoing TD says she will write a political tell all. But what should she be reading for inspiration?

# maire-geoghegan-quinn - Monday 19 July, 2010

EU COMMISSIONER Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has announced the biggest ever fund for research and development. The €6.4 billion fund will cover projects ranging from science to public policy and will support some 16,000 researchers.

Proposals for projects seeking grants will be received by the Commission over the next 14 months, and the call for submissions will be posted here tomorrow.

Ms Geoghegan-Quinn’s office said this package is “an economic stimulus expected to create more than 165,000 jobs.” The funding is part of the EU’s “Europe 2020 Strategy” which aims to increase investment in sustainable growth. The main focus of this research fund is converting lab research into jobs.