Doherty says various candidates suitable for EU Commissioner job

Ireland’s nomination for EU Commissioner is likely to be made on Tuesday.

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is the front-runner for the job, while it’s believed EU Parliament vice-President Mairead McGuinness and Dublin MEP Frances Fitzgerald are also interested in the post.

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has asked for a man and a woman to be nominated to replace Phil Hogan.

Donegal Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty believes there are suitable candidates: