Sean Kelly welcomes Hogan EU appointment

The Taoiseach has described Phil Hogan’s appointment to EU Commissioner for Trade as a “very positive development for Ireland.”

Ursula von der Leyen announced her proposed College of Commissioners in Brussels this morning.

Meanwhile, a Kerry MEP has welcomed Phil Hogan’s appointment as Commissioner for Trade.

Sean Kelly, who is on the EU Trade Committee, says Mr Hogan will have a crucial role in upcoming trade deals including the EU’s post-Brexit relationship with the UK: