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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Big Phil

All time
# European Commission
Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner
Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.
# ge2020
'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed
Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.
# Big Phil
Explainer: What does the European Commissioner for Trade do and why is the role important?
Phil Hogan will begin a second 5-year term as Ireland’s commissioner in Europe – this time for trade.
# Big Phil
At least one of the Class of '92 still believes in LVG
Phil Neville has much more sympathy for under-fire coaches than his old buddies.
# big spenders
Big Phil Scolari just one win away from Barcelona showdown
The former Brazil boss is hoping to be reunited with Neymar after nightmare ending to last year’s World Cup.
# By-election
What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan's old seat
Big Phil is gone to Europe, so who’s in the running for his old Dáil seat in Friday’s by-election?
# on his sword
It's 20 years since Phil Hogan leaked the Budget and had to resign
The unassuming politician, as we all know, immediately bowed out of public life and hasn’t been heard from since…
# good hearing
Laughter and applause for Phil Hogan, as Sinn Féin challenge falls flat
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.
# Explainer
Here's why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union
Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes explains the process of confirming the make-up of the next European Commission.
# hogan knows best
Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)
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…
# big bill
Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...
Swag-riculture Commissioner.
# the commish
My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan
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's gig
Taoiseach: We want a 'jobs and growth' role for Hogan... but it's Juncker's choice
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 Philly Style
Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting... but we know which one he wants
Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the decision is a matter for Jean Claude Juncker…
# Trickshot
Phil Mickelson cares not for your laws of physics
What magic is this?
# Big Phil
"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014
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”.
# Ruthless
No place for Kaka in Brazil's World Cup squad
Veteran is the most high-profile casualty as Premier League players dominate selection
# rumble in raheny
Protesters: 'We ran them from the whole area' ... Irish Water: 'No you didn't'
Protesters blocked contractors from installing meters in Dublin and Cork today. Phil Hogan said they wouldn’t stop the charges from coming in.
# Dissolution threat
Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed
And Phil ‘Big Phil’ Hogan will be doing the removal…
# Big Philly Style
Hogan is going nowhere, but sees "no way back" for Fine Gael rebels
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.
# samba boys
3 things learned from the Confederations Cup this weekend
Spain looked like their old selves and hosts Brazil got up and running.
# Big Phil
It's official: Brazil reappoint Luiz Felipe Scolari as manager
The former Chelsea manager replaces Mano Menezes.
# pic of the day
Phil Hogan Inspecting Mail Bags Pic of the Day
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