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# Mairead McGuinness

Last month
November 2023
EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness won’t contest the next European Parliament elections
In a statement today, McGuinness said she is ‘aware of the intense speculation about my intentions’.
This year
Irish MEPs highlight the importance of cash as digital Euro plans advance
Unlike cryptocurrency, the digital currency will be regulated by the European Central Bank.
Mairead McGuinness not in favour of a farmers' party but says 'without them we won't eat'
McGuinness said “a good and honest conversation” was needed about implementing changes in the industry.
Last year
Commissioner tells small businesses to ‘think single market’ not ‘cross-border’ in EU trade
Mairead McGuinness said that thinking about trade with other EU nations as ‘cross-border’ prevents Irish SMEs from thinking about opportunities.
Northern Ireland should be 'front and centre' of Tory leadership race, says McGuinness
Ireland’s European Commissioner said candidates should understand the benefits of Northern Ireland remaining in the EU single market.
Varadkar says Ireland has contingency plans if fuel rationing comes into effect
However, the Tánaiste said he doesn’t think the plans will need to be implemented.
Warnings issued over possible EU energy rationing as concerns raised over backsliding to coal
Ireland’s EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said that energy rationing could “be a reality”.
EU proposal aims to crack down on 'dirty money' after Kinahan gang sanctions
European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said the EU wants to ‘go further’ when it comes to dealing with money laundering.
Solution on Northern Ireland Protocol needed before Assembly elections, McGuinness says
The EU commissioner said she hopes the appointment of Liz Truss as chief Brexit negotiator brings some ‘pragmatism’ to talks.
All time
EU will not allow Ireland to be singled out if NI Protocol talks fail, McGuinness says
She said UK/EU relations would be in a ‘difficult place’ if it was true No 10 always intended to ditch the protocol.
Ireland's EU commissioner on Article 16: 'If I had been consulted on this, it wouldn't have happened'
Mairead McGuinness said mechanisms are in place to ensure such a situation doesn’t arise again.
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.
'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.
Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement
A number of high-profile names are in the mix.
Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner
Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.
'Barristers cannot discriminate': Bar Council responds to criticism of FF TD who advised Gerry Adams
In other #GE2020 news, Sinn Féin accused Mairéad McGuinness’ Auschwitz comments of revealing a ‘panic and desperation’.
Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off
The Fine Gael MEP turned off Farage’s mic mid-sentence in the European Parliament during the week.
'Put your flags away': Mairead McGuinness tells off Brexit Party MEPs for waving Union Flags
McGuiness cut off Farage’s mic mid-sentence for disobeying parliament rules.
Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say
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 re-elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament
The Fine Gael MEP secured over 93% of votes cast.
Count Complete: Here are all the Irish candidates who have been elected to the European Parliament
We have 11 MEPs jetting off on 2 July, with two more waiting in the wings .
Mairead McGuinness is the first Irish MEP elected in European elections
And it’s a good start for Fine Gael.
In Navan, it's all about insurance and broadband (even if Peter Casey wants to talk immigration)
At a Midlands North-West hustings today, six candidates spoke about business in rural areas.
Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days
The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.
It's getting more and more likely that we'll have a presidential election this year*
*That’s according to one politician who’s been tipped to run.
MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks
Flanagan says the remarks have been taken out of context.
This Irish woman is in the running for the European Parliament presidency
McGuinness said that she hoped her gender doesn’t influence the decision either way, and that the position was by no means secured.
FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?
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.
"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse
John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.
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.
Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
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.
Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West
The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.
7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate
They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.
8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos
Fine Gael’s campaign videos for its six MEP candidates are nice productions, but bizarre in places….
Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election
The Taoiseach was speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s European election campaign in Dublin this afternoon.
GardaGate is damaging Fine Gael's European election campaign, says MEP
Mairead McGuinness said it will continue to cause concern to the public “unless it is effectively dealt with”.
'I just play my own game': Jim Higgins not worried about his re-election battle
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”.
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.
These are Fine Gael's two European election candidates for Midlands-North-West
Mairead McGuinness said she was confident the party could win two seats in the constituency in May.