Andrews: EU criticism of Dixon stems from jealousy of Ireland’s FDI success

The Fianna Fáil MEP has said the ‘unfair’ row over released letters shows resentment of Ireland’s privileged status with tech giants

Barry Andrews, the Dublin MEP, said that Helen Dixon’s office had been the subject of unfair attacks from European politicians

Increased criticism of Ireland’s Data Protection Commission is driven by some European politicians’ resentment of the country’s success in attracting tech giants to locate here, a Fianna Fáil MEP has claimed.

Misgivings from other regulators and European politicians about Helen Dixon’s office escalated into a row last week after the Irish commissioner released letters exchanged with a European Parliament committee.

The civil liberties, justice and home affairs “LIBE” committee was discussing a resolution about the ...