Ireland in a Changing Europe

Mairead McGuinness, EU Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability, and the Capital Markets Union

11th March 2021

We were delighted to welcome EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness to address our AGM in March. During her presentation, Commissioner McGuinness spoke of the key role that government agencies and their EU partners have as we move towards the recovery.

She paid tribute to the work of government agencies in how closely they collaborated with partnership throughout Europe over the previous year and expressed confidence that all will benefit from the exchange of best practice and expertise in terms of green and digital transitions and in addressing the challenges facing societies in a post Covid world.

After a short presentation, Commissioner McGuinness engaged with members on a number of questions including participation of women in public life, how soft power works and how the EU can ensure speedy implementation of public policies.