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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# EU Commissioner

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# Financial Services
Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.
# eu commish
From Enda's enforcer and the Irish Water 'bogeyman' to a 'bruiser' in Europe: Phil Hogan's decade in the spotlight
Phil Hogan came to the “reluctant conclusion” yesterday that he should step down from his senior EU job.
# Phil ho-gone
Phil Hogan resigns from his role as EU Trade Commissioner
“Of course I broke no law, I broke no regulations, but I could have adhered better to the guidelines,” he told RTÉ this evening.
# EU Commissioner
Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines
Though the government statement says concerns remain about the EU Commissioner’s account, it said that ultimately the decision lies with the European Commission President.
# Controversy
Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson
The EU Commissioner is based in Belgium, which is not on Ireland’s travel ‘green list’.
# New gig
Phil Hogan set to take up key role as EU Trade Commissioner
This follows his renomination as Ireland’s commissioner to the EU earlier this year.
# europhil
Phil Hogan: 'I don’t think the British are in a very coherent position at the moment'
Ireland’s EU commissioner said that the Irish government’s patience is wearing thin.
Replacing Phil Hogan: 'Other countries have a different attitude and send their elite'
In the past the position of Ireland’s Commissioner has often been given as a reward to an ally, or as a way to get a troublesome prince out of the realm, writes Dominic Hannigan.
# over and out
Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD
From Saturday, he’ll be the European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development.
Opinion: Big Phil wasn't the best option for Europe... it should have been Lucinda
Creighton could be a better fit for the role of a European Commissioner, while Hogan looks likely to receive a small portfolio.
# labour's way
'How often does the Labour Party roll over?' - FF say water and property taxes are now Labour's problem
Micheal Martin says the new Tánaiste’s negotiations went badly.
# EU Commissioner
Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it
Analysis: Labour is being told it needs to be more assertive in government, and it’s starting with the European Commissioner job.
# Not saying
We asked these two ministers who they'd like Ireland's next European Commissioner to be*
* But neither of them wanted to answer the question.
# Election 2014
Spending cuts and immigration policy main issues in EU Commission presidency debate
The debate was the first of its kind to include all five parties in the running for the highest executive position in the EU.
"There is no plan B": EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions
It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.
# limbo land
EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’
It’s claimed farmers whose cows are born in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland are being offered lower prices.
# Labour Party
'I have no plans whatsoever to be the next EU commissioner' - Tánaiste
Eamon Gilmore also said that discussions on who will take on the job will not begin until the latter part of next year following talk that colleague Ruairi Quinn is being lined-up.
# Mahon
Call for EU Commission to drop Pádraig Flynn's pension
MEP Nessa Childers says Commission’s code of conduct should be “enforced retroactively” following Mahon findings.
# Eurozone
EU could take over control of Greek economy, German official warns
Ministers are discussing a proposal under which Greece would hand the final say over tax and spending to an EU commissioner.
# Italy
Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti
Mario Monti’s designation as prime minister appears to soothe investors, who are lowering the interest rate Italy must pay for loans.
# Italy
Italy's PM-in-waiting promises quick government formation for stability
Mario Monti is optimistic a new government can help heal Italy’s financial problems.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you might have missed…