Minister for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton TD, has been elected co-chair of a newly formed European Peoples Party group of Europe ministers. Minister Creighton will co-chair with Jacek Saryusz-Wolski MEP. The group consists of ministers from the European People’s Party.

Commenting on the appointment, Minister Creighton said she is “honoured to have been elected co-chair by my colleagues”. She added: “There are 17 ministers with responsibility for European Affairs in the EPP family and therefore this opportunity to engage regularly will ensure that we can effectively discuss and co-ordinate how we deal with the important issues we deal with on a monthly basis. I am honoured to have been elected co-chair by my colleagues.”