IFA President Tim Cullinan has sent his congratulations to MEP Mairead McGuinness on her appointment to the EU Commission, with the Financial Services portfolio.
“The current turmoil around the Brexit negotiations is proof, if it were needed, of the vital strategic importance of having an Irish nominee at the Commission table,” he said.
“Mairead McGuinness will bring a strong and credible voice on agriculture to the discussions, which will be crucial in defending our position as the talks head towards a conclusion,” he said.
In her time as an MEP, Mairead McGuinness has developed a very strong network across the EU institutions, which will also be helpful in building alliances to secure outcomes that work for Ireland.
Tim Cullinan said he also looked forward to working with Colm Markey, who will take the place of Mairead McGuinness in the European Parliament.