Comment: Frances Fitzgerald and Mairéad McGuiness were forced to put their hands up publicly for Commissioner job
Two well-qualified women were making a statement that they would not be overlooked for EU role without a fight
So Big Phil finally stepped out of Europe and, in doing so, left big shoes to fill – for the EU and for Ireland, as the Brexit negotiations reach the final and most difficult stage. Arguing the manner and means of his departure will bring neither relief nor clarity to the challenges ahead. Commissioner Hogan is history, but Ireland’s economic future is as much tied to what happens at the high tables of Brussels as...
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