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Midlands/North West MEP Mairead McGuinness has been named as Phil Hogan’s successor as Ireland’s EU Commissioner. Ms. McGuinness, who is currently Vice-President of the European Parliament, was selected by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, after both she and Andrew McDowell were interviewed for the role yesterday. Ireland’s lost the…

The European Parliament will hold a special session in Brussels today to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. MEPs are to vote on three major issues to help ease the impact the coronavirus is having on all of us. In an unprecedented move, many MEPs will vote remotely as travel restrictions…

A north west MEP has been re-elected as the First Vice-President of the European Parliament. Mairead McGuinness secured over 93pc of the votes to retain the position in the Parliament in Strasbourg. The Fine Gael MEP secured 134,630 first preference votes, topping the poll in the Midlands North-West constituency in…

Fine Gael is basking in its success in taking two of the four European Parliament seats in the Midlands North West Constituency. Mairead McGuinness was the first to be elected, followed by former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh. Luke Ming Flanagan and Matt Carthy were also elected. Senator Frank Feighan,…