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The draft EU budget is a win for Geoghegan-Quinn but it won’t make her popular at home. The EU’s budget has been the subject of much wrangling of late, with the usual tug-of-war between interest groups from industry, agriculture and the rest. Ireland’s European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, who is responsible for research, innovation and science,… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan

EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn has promised to relinquish her Irish government pensions worth around €108,000 while she serves in her €243,000 a year Brussels post. MGQ has been at the centre of a blistering public debate in Ireland where she has served in several ministerial positions over whether she should be drawing a state pension… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan