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Mairead McGuinness appointed new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has chosen Mairéad McGuinness as Ireland’s new EU Commissioner.

Ireland hasn’t retained the Trade portfolio however, and McGuinness will instead take the Financial Services and Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union portfolio.

Von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

McGuinness’ selection will now be put to the European Council and European Parliament for final approval.

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