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Ireland’s Phil Hogan has been presented with a medal of honour by the Republic of Austria

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Was a special pleasure to present @PhilHoganEU with the Grand Decoration of Honor in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria pic.twitter.com/zfSiEMLAHp

— Andrä Rupprechter (@BMRupprechter) July 17, 2017
Source: Andrä Rupprechter/Twitter

IRELAND’S EU COMMISSIONER for Agriculture Phil Hogan has been awarded one of Austria’s highest national honours at a ceremony in Brussels.

The Fine Gael politician has been Ireland’s representative in the European Commission since November 2014 and was presented with the honour by Austria’s Minister for Agriculture Andrä Rupprechter this morning.

Decorations of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria are divided into 20 different grades and Hogan was presented with the second highest.

The award given to Hogan is called the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash.

The Irish Times reports that Hogan was described as a “special friend” of Austria’ by Rupprechter and that Danny Boy was among the songs played during the ceremony.

Honoured to receive the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to #Austria from Minister @BMRupprechter. Vielen Dank! ???? pic.twitter.com/qLe9Ganuhw

— Phil Hogan (@PhilHoganEU) July 17, 2017
Source: Phil Hogan/Twitter

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