euMairead McGuinness EU Commissioner Designate
Tuesday September 08, 2020

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has chosen Mairead McGuinness to join her cabinet. This follows the nomination by the Irish Government of McGuinness and Andrew McDowell for the role. von der Leyen interviewed both candidates on Monday, 7th September 2020. She said that both showed great commitment to the EU. She has now proposed McGuinness for the post of Commissioner, in charge of financial services, financial stability and the Capital Markets Union. Latvia\'s Valdis Dombrovskis will become the EU\'s Trade Commissioner.

euMcGuinness and McDowell Irish Nominees to EU Commission
Friday September 04, 2020

The Irish Coalition Government have agree to nominated Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell as Ireland\'s representative on the EU Commission, this follows the resignation of Phil Hogan from the post following his decision to attend the Oireachtas Golf Society Dinner in August. Mairead McGuinness is currently a Member of the European Parliment for the Ireland Midlands-North-West constituency. Andrew McDowell is the former Vice-president of the European Investment Bank.

euCoalition Leaders Unhappy with Hogan
Wednesday August 26, 2020

The leaders of Ireland\'s coalition government have welcomed Commissioner Hogan\'s apology following the fallout from the Oireachtas Golf Society Dinner, however the three leaders continue to have concerns about the Commissioners movements around Ireland during the Covid-19 restrictions. They concluded by saying that ultimately the Commissioner is accountable to the EU commission and not the Irish Government or the Oireachtas.

euBrexit Soft Boarder Agreed
Friday December 08, 2017

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has given a speech to outline the solution found to retain a soft boarder on the island of Ireland. This was one of three major issues preventing the UK and the EU continuing to phase 2 of the negotiations on the exit of the UK from the EU, AKA Brexit. Citizen Rights and a financial settlement are the 2 other issues. The negotiators can now move on to work out the detail of what has been agreed and to talk about transition phase, free trade and the new relationship between the EU and the UK.

euMay European Brexit Statement
Friday September 22, 2017

The Prime Minister of Britain has spoken in Florence on the exit of Britain from the European Union. She says this is part of the development and evolution of the EU. She says that Britain will remain a great friend of the EU. She wants to look towards the future of Europe, for all of the citizens of all the nations of Europe. She states that Britain has decided to leave the EU, to become a globally open economic area. She says that this is a defining moment for Britain.

euIrish Announce Scottish Derogation Details
Thursday February 26, 2015

The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, T.D., announced the Irish government’s implementation of the Scottish Derogation Provision of the EU's Basic Payment Scheme. The minister outline how many farmers could not establish their entitlements under the Single Payment Scheme and as such do not hold an Allocation Right under the New Scheme. This would have left many farmers under "significant disadvantage" according to the Minister. The Irish government have stated that they have been able to negotiate the implementation of the "Scottish Derogation" with the EU Commission.