Tuesday September 22, 2020

Mairead McGuinness gets ‘hugely significant’ Financial Services portfolio

Taoiseach and Tánaiste talk up role handed to Ireland’s new European Commissioner

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

8th September, 2020
Mairead McGuinness’s new portfolio is a ’big one‘, according to MEP Sean Kelly. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar were quick to praise the portfolio given to Mairead McGuinness, the newly appointed European Commissioner.

Martin described the Financial Services portfolio as “hugely significant”, while Varadkar said it was “excellent”.

Both the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste have an interest in stressing the positive, given that it was their joint statement calling on Phil Hogan to consider his position that hastened...

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