So Phil Hogan has gone, what happens now?

With the EU Trade Commissioner finally having given into pressure to resign in the wake of Golfgate, we look at what it means for Ireland’s role in Europe

27th August, 2020
So Phil Hogan has gone, what happens now?
Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, is the favourite to be Ireland‘s next EU commissioner. Picture: Leah Farrell/

Phil Hogan’s resignation has left the government with the task of nominating a replacement for him on the European Commission, and with Brexit around the corner, it needs to do so sooner rather than later.

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, has asked the government to put forward a male and a female candidate. Taoiseach Micheál Martin will meet with the two other coalition party leaders, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan,...

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