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Could Education Minister Ruairí Quinn be off to Europe?

The Labour TD was coy when asked about the possibility he could become Ireland’s EU Commissioner next year.

EDUCATION MINISTER RUAIRÍ Quinn has not ruled out taking up the role of Ireland’s EU Commissioner when the position becomes vacant next year.

Quinn and Cabinet colleague Phil Hogan are considered favourites for the role to replace current commissioner Marie Geoghegan-Quinn when her term in office expires next year.

Asked yesterday if he would be interested in the role, the Labour TD wasn’t exactly putting an end to that speculation, saying: “I love the job I have, and I’m only half way through it.”

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