EU Commissioner

  • Phil Hogan has been nominated for a second term as European Commissioner by the Taoiseach.

    Leo Varadkar said the nomination was an endorsement of the last five years Mr Hogan has spent in Europe.

    He's praised him as a skilled negotiator who's been good for Ireland when it comes to Brexit.

    Phil Hogan held the Agriculture and Rural Affairs brief for the past five years but may seek a more influential portfolio this time around.