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#Mairead McGuinness

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 17 October, 2021

EU will not allow Ireland to be singled out if NI Protocol talks fail, McGuinness says
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will not allow Ireland to be singled out if NI Protocol talks fail, McGuinness says

Oct 17th 2021, 3:30 PM 30,234 Views 51 Comments

She said UK/EU relations would be in a ‘difficult place’ if it was true No 10 always intended to ditch the protocol.

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'
# Mairead McGuinness
# Mairead McGuinness

Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'

Feb 18th 2021, 12:02 PM 18,750 Views 33 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said mechanisms are in place to ensure such a situation doesn’t arise again.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 30,613 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,062 Views 30 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement

Sep 1st 2020, 7:40 AM 12,849 Views 23 Comments

A number of high-profile names are in the mix.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner
# European Commission
# European Commission

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner

Aug 30th 2020, 6:24 PM 28,893 Views 100 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 7 February, 2020

'Barristers cannot discriminate': Bar Council responds to criticism of FF TD who advised Gerry Adams
# FG Attack
# FG Attack

'Barristers cannot discriminate': Bar Council responds to criticism of FF TD who advised Gerry Adams

Updated Feb 7th 2020, 2:25 PM 56,584 Views 160 Comments

In other #GE2020 news, Sinn Féin accused Mairéad McGuinness’ Auschwitz comments of revealing a ‘panic and desperation’.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off
# Brexit
# Brexit

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off

Feb 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 51,032 Views 69 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP turned off Farage’s mic mid-sentence in the European Parliament during the week.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags

Jan 29th 2020, 6:39 PM 72,902 Views 101 Comments

McGuiness cut off Farage’s mic mid-sentence for disobeying parliament rules.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say
# Back To Brexit
# Back To Brexit

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say

Jan 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,194 Views 22 Comments

Irish MEPs regret that Brexit has become an inevitability, with one saying that “as an Irish person, I can’t feel any happiness” towards the certainty it created.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:41 PM 26,895 Views 57 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament
# Ep2019
# Ep2019

Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament

Updated Jun 5th 2019, 4:35 PM 231,303 Views 109 Comments

We have 11 MEPs jetting off on 2 July, with two more waiting in the wings .

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 27 May, 2019

Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections
# Midlands-North-West
# Midlands-North-West

Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections

May 27th 2019, 2:32 PM 39,481 Views 74 Comments

And it’s a good start for Fine Gael.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

In Navan, it's all about insurance and broadband (even if Peter Casey wants to talk immigration)
# On The Campaign Trail
# On The Campaign Trail

In Navan, it's all about insurance and broadband (even if Peter Casey wants to talk immigration)

May 14th 2019, 8:30 PM 16,200 Views 29 Comments

At a Midlands North-West hustings today, six candidates spoke about business in rural areas.

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 22 March, 2019

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days
# Waiting For Godot
# Waiting For Godot

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

Mar 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 13,007 Views 7 Comments

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 6 January, 2018

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*
# The Aras
# The Aras

It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*

Jan 6th 2018, 3:54 PM 21,539 Views 66 Comments

*That’s according to one politician who’s been tipped to run.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks
# Bark Or Bite
# Bark Or Bite

MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks

Nov 29th 2017, 12:22 PM 22,463 Views 72 Comments

Flanagan says the remarks have been taken out of context.

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 24 November, 2016

This Irish woman is in the running for the European Parliament presidency
# Mairead McGuinness
# Mairead McGuinness

This Irish woman is in the running for the European Parliament presidency

Nov 24th 2016, 10:58 AM 15,663 Views 56 Comments

McGuinness said that she hoped her gender doesn’t influence the decision either way, and that the position was by no means secured.

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 18 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?

Jul 18th 2016, 6:15 AM 47,323 Views 67 Comments

The Independent MEP says he’s the only Irish member who regularly shows up for the Agriculture Committee. FactCheck puts that claim to the test.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 19 June, 2016

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse
# Threats
# Threats

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

Jun 19th 2016, 12:43 PM 23,895 Views 136 Comments

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 30 June, 2014

We asked these two ministers who they'd like Ireland's next European Commissioner to be*
# Not Saying
# Not Saying

We asked these two ministers who they'd like Ireland's next European Commissioner to be*

Jun 30th 2014, 3:15 PM 8,011 Views 25 Comments

* But neither of them wanted to answer the question.

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
# Brian Hayes
# Brian Hayes

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

Jun 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 93 Views 186 Comments

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 26 May, 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West

May 26th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,618 Views 15 Comments

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 19 May, 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate

May 19th 2014, 8:06 AM 28,776 Views 93 Comments

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos
# Gubu
# Gubu

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos

Apr 29th 2014, 10:00 PM 10,582 Views 24 Comments

Fine Gael’s campaign videos for its six MEP candidates are nice productions, but bizarre in places….

# mairead-mcguinness - Monday 28 April, 2014

Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election

Apr 28th 2014, 1:42 PM 8,136 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s European election campaign in Dublin this afternoon.

# mairead-mcguinness - Friday 4 April, 2014

GardaGate is damaging Fine Gael's European election campaign, says MEP
# Mairead McGuinness
# Mairead McGuinness

GardaGate is damaging Fine Gael's European election campaign, says MEP

Apr 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,895 Views 59 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said it will continue to cause concern to the public “unless it is effectively dealt with”.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 29 March, 2014

'I just play my own game': Jim Higgins not worried about his re-election battle
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I just play my own game': Jim Higgins not worried about his re-election battle

Mar 29th 2014, 10:30 AM 7,046 Views 29 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP thinks he and colleague Mairéad McGuinness could take two seats in ‘Midlands North-West’ but admits “it’s a big ask”.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 1 March, 2014

EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’
# Limbo Land
# Limbo Land

EU Commissioner to investigate ‘cows in limbo’

Mar 1st 2014, 9:15 AM 6,216 Views 18 Comments

It’s claimed farmers whose cows are born in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland are being offered lower prices.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 9 February, 2014

These are Fine Gael's two European election candidates for Midlands-North-West
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

These are Fine Gael's two European election candidates for Midlands-North-West

Feb 9th 2014, 5:35 PM 8,747 Views 32 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said she was confident the party could win two seats in the constituency in May.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 17 November, 2013

'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it
# Enda's Choice
# Enda's Choice

'He’s very highly regarded': MEPs back Taoiseach for EU job - but they don't think he'll take it

Nov 17th 2013, 8:45 AM 11,831 Views 91 Comments

European Council president Herman van Rompuy is said to have approached one Irish MEP, asking them to find out if Kenny is interested in taking one of two top EU jobs that become available next year.

# mairead-mcguinness - Saturday 16 November, 2013

'I'm not confident, but I am hopeful': New boundaries create new challenges for FG's MEPs
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I'm not confident, but I am hopeful': New boundaries create new challenges for FG's MEPs

Nov 16th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,841 Views 37 Comments

While the focus has been on Dublin and how to replace Gay Mitchell, Fine Gael is targeting half of the eight seats outside of the capital.

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies

Sep 26th 2013, 10:21 AM 4,004 Views 11 Comments

The division of Ireland into three new constituencies presents some interesting challenges for the political parties and independents who hope to run.

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Fine Gael MEP says he'll "resist any move" to oust him
# European Elections
# European Elections

Fine Gael MEP says he'll "resist any move" to oust him

Sep 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,276 Views 29 Comments

Jim Higgins is dismissing speculation that FG HQ are trying to get rid of him, but says he’ll fight any attempt they make to run another candidate in next year’s European elections.

# mairead-mcguinness - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election
# By-election
# By-election

Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election

Feb 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,978 Views 33 Comments

April has been mooted as the possible month for the by-election to be held with Fianna Fáil hoping to capitalise on its growing popularity but could the promissory note deal change things?

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards
# Gay Mitchell
# Gay Mitchell

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards

Dec 1st 2011, 9:36 AM 2,257 Views 18 Comments

Mitchell was shortlisted for the Employment gong at last night’s ceremony, but was pipped by a French representative.

# mairead-mcguinness - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael ready to "move on" from presidential election

Nov 2nd 2011, 9:53 PM 543 Views 14 Comments

The party’s presidential candidate Gay Mitchell did not attend tonight’s parliamentary party meeting.

# mairead-mcguinness - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Mitchell unlikely to attend Fine Gael's post-election meeting

Nov 1st 2011, 2:10 PM 1,281 Views 10 Comments

The party’s failed presidential candidate has returned to Brussels as Fine Gael looks set to examine where it went wrong in the Race for the Áras.

# mairead-mcguinness - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Energy efficiency can create jobs
# Energy
# Energy

Energy efficiency can create jobs

Sep 1st 2011, 5:43 PM 367 Views 13 Comments

A European Commission ban on 60 watt light bulbs came into effect today, as we’re told we must make ourselves 20 per cent more energy efficient by 2020.

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