Ireland proposes MEP Mairead McGuinness as new EU commissioner

Veteran politician to take role in overseeing access for the City of London to EU markets

The veteran MEP Mairead McGuinness has been proposed as Ireland’s new EU commissioner, replacing Phil Hogan, who was forced to resign after breaching coronavirus lockdown rules.

McGuinness, a European parliament vice-president, would take on the portfolio of financial services, giving her a key role in overseeing access for the City of London to EU markets.

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