Saturday 24 June 2017

Taoiseach endorses MEP McGuinness for EU presidency bid

Taoiseach Enda Kenny in conversation with Mairead McGuinness MEP
Taoiseach Enda Kenny in conversation with Mairead McGuinness MEP
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has backed the candidacy of Mairead McGuinness for the position of president of the European Parliament.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has backed the candidacy of Mairead McGuinness for the position of president of the European Parliament.

The MEP wants to replace Martin Schulz in January.

Mr Kenny said she would make an "outstanding" president and bring "valuable experience" to the role.

"Mairead is a professional communicator and will be able to communicate to the people of Europe what the EU is all about, something that has been lacking in the past," he said.

Ms McGuinness must first win the nomination of the EPP group on December 13 ahead of a vote by parliament.

Irish Independent

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