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#Big Phil

# big-phil - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner
# European Commission
# European Commission

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner

Aug 30th 2020, 6:24 PM 28,913 Views 100 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.

# big-phil - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed

Jan 30th 2020, 2:16 PM 41,677 Views 100 Comments

Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.

# big-phil - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Explainer: What does the European Commissioner for Trade do and why is the role important?
# Big Phil
# Big Phil

Explainer: What does the European Commissioner for Trade do and why is the role important?

Sep 10th 2019, 4:55 PM 9,727 Views 24 Comments

Phil Hogan will begin a second 5-year term as Ireland’s commissioner in Europe – this time for trade.

# big-phil - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

At least one of the Class of '92 still believes in LVG
# Big Phil
From The42
# Big Phil

At least one of the Class of '92 still believes in LVG

Dec 22nd 2015, 9:59 PM 4,670 Views 3 Comments

Phil Neville has much more sympathy for under-fire coaches than his old buddies.

# big-phil - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Big Phil Scolari just one win away from Barcelona showdown
# Big Spenders
From The42
# Big Spenders

Big Phil Scolari just one win away from Barcelona showdown

Dec 12th 2015, 1:53 PM 11,015 Views 3 Comments

The former Brazil boss is hoping to be reunited with Neymar after nightmare ending to last year’s World Cup.

# big-phil - Thursday 21 May, 2015

What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan's old seat
# By-election
# By-election

What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan's old seat

May 21st 2015, 9:00 AM 11,786 Views 48 Comments

Big Phil is gone to Europe, so who’s in the running for his old Dáil seat in Friday’s by-election?

# big-phil - Monday 9 February, 2015

It's 20 years since Phil Hogan leaked the Budget and had to resign
# On His Sword
# On His Sword

It's 20 years since Phil Hogan leaked the Budget and had to resign

Feb 9th 2015, 10:50 AM 33,270 Views 39 Comments

The unassuming politician, as we all know, immediately bowed out of public life and hasn’t been heard from since…

# big-phil - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Laughter and applause for Phil Hogan, as Sinn Féin challenge falls flat
# Good Hearing
# Good Hearing

Laughter and applause for Phil Hogan, as Sinn Féin challenge falls flat

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:30 PM 48,711 Views 236 Comments

Big Phil’s anticipated ‘Big Grilling’ failed to materialise at the EU Parliament this morning, and the agriculture committee has now voted to back him as commissioner.

# big-phil - Monday 29 September, 2014

Here's why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here's why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union

Sep 29th 2014, 8:50 AM 6,539 Views 27 Comments

Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes explains the process of confirming the make-up of the next European Commission.

# big-phil - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)
# Hogan Knows Best
# Hogan Knows Best

Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)

Sep 10th 2014, 11:19 PM 18,368 Views 150 Comments

He’ll face a grilling from ‘Ming’ and Sinn Féin before the role is secure, but the Kilkenny politician’s widely expected to be confirmed as planned next month…

Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...
# Big Bill
# Big Bill

Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...

Sep 10th 2014, 7:56 PM 34,117 Views 107 Comments

Swag-riculture Commissioner.

My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan
# The Commish
# The Commish

My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan

Sep 10th 2014, 12:20 PM 8,582 Views 104 Comments

Phil Hogan’s been named as Agriculture Commisioner. His record of “being able to deliver in difficult circumstances” swung the job for him, he says.

# big-phil - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Taoiseach: We want a 'jobs and growth' role for Hogan... but it's Juncker's choice
# Big Phil's Gig
# Big Phil's Gig

Taoiseach: We want a 'jobs and growth' role for Hogan... but it's Juncker's choice

Aug 30th 2014, 6:37 PM 8,677 Views 31 Comments

Leaders have arrived in Brussels for a summit to fill two of the EU’s top jobs. Enda Kenny’s also been talking about Phil Hogan’s prospects…

# big-phil - Monday 11 August, 2014

Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting... but we know which one he wants
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting... but we know which one he wants

Aug 11th 2014, 11:18 AM 6,900 Views 74 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the decision is a matter for Jean Claude Juncker…

# big-phil - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Phil Mickelson cares not for your laws of physics
# Trickshot
From The42
# Trickshot

Phil Mickelson cares not for your laws of physics

Jul 8th 2014, 8:48 PM 9,587 Views 6 Comments

What magic is this?

# big-phil - Monday 26 May, 2014

"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014
# Big Phil
# Big Phil

"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014

May 26th 2014, 11:46 AM 8,305 Views 85 Comments

The Environment Minister acknowledged that “people are hurting” but said that after three years of tough decisions “you expect people not to be rewarding you for that”.

# big-phil - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

No place for Kaka in Brazil's World Cup squad
# Ruthless
From The42
# Ruthless

No place for Kaka in Brazil's World Cup squad

May 7th 2014, 4:46 PM 12,338 Views 35 Comments

Veteran is the most high-profile casualty as Premier League players dominate selection

# big-phil - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Protesters: 'We ran them from the whole area' ... Irish Water: 'No you didn't'
# Rumble In Raheny
# Rumble In Raheny

Protesters: 'We ran them from the whole area' ... Irish Water: 'No you didn't'

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:55 PM 41,383 Views 214 Comments

Protesters blocked contractors from installing meters in Dublin and Cork today. Phil Hogan said they wouldn’t stop the charges from coming in.

# big-phil - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed
# Dissolution Threat
# Dissolution Threat

Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed

Jan 8th 2014, 3:24 PM 9,198 Views 46 Comments

And Phil ‘Big Phil’ Hogan will be doing the removal…

# big-phil - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Hogan is going nowhere, but sees "no way back" for Fine Gael rebels
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

Hogan is going nowhere, but sees "no way back" for Fine Gael rebels

Sep 3rd 2013, 12:40 PM 4,722 Views 27 Comments

The Minister for Environment says that he is “very happy” to be in the cabinet and is not expecting a call to replace European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan Quinn.

# big-phil - Monday 17 June, 2013

3 things learned from the Confederations Cup this weekend
# Samba Boys
From The42
# Samba Boys

3 things learned from the Confederations Cup this weekend

Jun 17th 2013, 12:05 PM 2,708 Views 0 Comments

Spain looked like their old selves and hosts Brazil got up and running.

# big-phil - Thursday 29 November, 2012

It's official: Brazil reappoint Luiz Felipe Scolari as manager
# Big Phil
From The42
# Big Phil

It's official: Brazil reappoint Luiz Felipe Scolari as manager

Nov 29th 2012, 1:11 PM 402 Views 0 Comments

The former Chelsea manager replaces Mano Menezes.

# big-phil - Friday 30 March, 2012

Phil Hogan Inspecting Mail Bags Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

Phil Hogan Inspecting Mail Bags Pic of the Day

Mar 30th 2012, 7:38 AM 5,058 Views 93 Comments

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