Log in  \/ 
x
x
Register  \/ 
x

  • Home
  • News
  • IFA congratulates Mairead McGuinness on her confirmation as EU Commissioner

IFA congratulates Mairead McGuinness on her confirmation as EU Commissioner

IFA President Tim Cullinan has congratulated to Mairead McGuinness on the confirmation of her appointment to the EU Commission, with the Financial Services portfolio.
Mairead McGuinness

Commenting on the day of the vote, he stated: “Today’s overwhelming endorsement from the Parliament, by 583 votes to 75, underlines the stature of Mairead McGuinness on the European stage. I want to wish her well in the role and we look forward to working with her,” he said.

“We are at a very sensitive point in the Brexit negotiations. There was never a greater need for a strong and authoritative Irish nominee at the Commission table,” he said. “Mairead McGuinness will bring a credible and experienced voice on agriculture to the discussions, which will be crucial in defending our position as the talks head towards a conclusion,” he said.

“We welcome the comments from Mairead McGuinness during her hearing last Friday that ‘sustainability is not only green, but social too’. Farmers’ incomes must be supported to deliver a viable income as production costs continue to rise. IFA will also be looking to the Commissioner to maintain her work on unfair trading practices as a key priority.”