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# golfgate - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar meets with three Golfgate senators
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar meets with three Golfgate senators

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:29 PM 18,852 Views 31 Comments

The charges against all defendants in the ‘Golfgate’ were dismissed this month.

# golfgate - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Former EU Commissioner Phil Hogan was not 'treated like a criminal', says Taoiseach
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Former EU Commissioner Phil Hogan was not 'treated like a criminal', says Taoiseach

Feb 22nd 2022, 5:00 PM 16,474 Views 11 Comments

Micheál Martin says Hogan paid a very heavy price at the time.

# golfgate - Monday 21 February, 2022

Phil Hogan may seek compensation over resignation during golfgate saga
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Phil Hogan may seek compensation over resignation during golfgate saga

Feb 21st 2022, 12:47 PM 20,681 Views 0 Comments

Hogan has spoken to a French newspaper about his interactions with Ursula von der Leyen as the controversy raged.

# golfgate - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Poll: Should the Oireachtas Golf Society be disbanded?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Oireachtas Golf Society be disbanded?

Feb 6th 2022, 10:13 AM 37,011 Views 71 Comments

The group is reportedly planning to hold a golf outing later this year.

# golfgate - Friday 4 February, 2022

Taoiseach says Dara Calleary 'paid a high price' for Golfgate and suggests 'a way back' for the former minister
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Taoiseach says Dara Calleary 'paid a high price' for Golfgate and suggests 'a way back' for the former minister

Feb 4th 2022, 5:24 PM 28,168 Views 62 Comments

Martin was speaking following the completion of a trial in which four men had their charges dismissed.

# golfgate - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Golfgate trial: Judge dismisses charges against all four defendants
# Galway District Court
# Galway District Court

Golfgate trial: Judge dismisses charges against all four defendants

Updated Feb 3rd 2022, 6:05 PM 89,300 Views 170 Comments

The trial of two politicians and two hoteliers has completed.

# golfgate - Friday 7 January, 2022

Golfgate trial: Former AG Seámus Woulfe describes 'hazy knowledge' of guidelines
# Oireachtas Golf Society
# Oireachtas Golf Society

Golfgate trial: Former AG Seámus Woulfe describes 'hazy knowledge' of guidelines

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 6:14 PM 34,391 Views 0 Comments

Woulfe was present at the dinner and had played golf with the society on the day of the dinner.

# golfgate - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Golfgate trial hears 'the public was whipped up into hysteria' and 'good people had to resign'
# Galway
# Galway

Golfgate trial hears 'the public was whipped up into hysteria' and 'good people had to resign'

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 6:12 PM 70,809 Views 0 Comments

The case is being heard at Galway District Court.

# golfgate - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Golfgate court hearing could last 5 days as over 50 witnesses to be heard
# Tee-up
# Tee-up

Golfgate court hearing could last 5 days as over 50 witnesses to be heard

Oct 28th 2021, 1:08 PM 19,340 Views 0 Comments

Judge Mary Fahy set aside 6 and 7 January for the opening days of the hearing.

# golfgate - Thursday 2 September, 2021

'You're trying to say an apple's an orange': Martin and Varadkar want perspective on Zapponegate
# Disagreed
# Disagreed

'You're trying to say an apple's an orange': Martin and Varadkar want perspective on Zapponegate

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:10 PM 17,977 Views 37 Comments

The Tánaiste said he regrets going “anywhere near” the Merrion Hotel event.

# golfgate - Thursday 22 July, 2021

'Golfgate' case against current TD, former senator and two hoteliers is adjourned to October
# Clifden Court
# Clifden Court

'Golfgate' case against current TD, former senator and two hoteliers is adjourned to October

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:32 PM 14,478 Views 0 Comments

The court was told the case could take three days if it goes to a full hearing.

# golfgate - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Canada: top military chief resigns over golf game controversy
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Canada: top military chief resigns over golf game controversy

Jun 15th 2021, 7:29 AM 44,459 Views 5 Comments

Mike Rouleau admitted to playing golf with a retired former Chief of Staff being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct.

# golfgate - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Enda Kenny says it's time to 'move on' from golfgate as he rules out presidential ambitions
# Former Taoiseach
# Former Taoiseach

Enda Kenny says it's time to 'move on' from golfgate as he rules out presidential ambitions

Apr 3rd 2021, 1:50 PM 68,180 Views 116 Comments

The former taoiseach played golf at the event but did not attend the controversial dinner.

# golfgate - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Four people to be prosecuted over alleged Covid breaches at infamous Golfgate event
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Four people to be prosecuted over alleged Covid breaches at infamous Golfgate event

Feb 17th 2021, 3:46 PM 33,103 Views 0 Comments

On 19 August last year, 81 people attended a dinner in a Clifden hotel, Co Galway as part of an Oireachtas Golf Society event.

# golfgate - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

'We'll let the DPP decide': Former Minister Dara Calleary not expecting personal charges from Golfgate
# Clifden Dinner
# Clifden Dinner

'We'll let the DPP decide': Former Minister Dara Calleary not expecting personal charges from Golfgate

Feb 16th 2021, 10:08 AM 16,929 Views 30 Comments

Calleary said he absolutely regrets and apologises for having attended the controversial dinner.

# golfgate - Thursday 21 January, 2021

File on Golfgate investigation sent to Director of Public Prosecutions
# Clifden Dinner
# Clifden Dinner

File on Golfgate investigation sent to Director of Public Prosecutions

Jan 21st 2021, 9:08 AM 13,113 Views 3 Comments

The Oireachtas Golf Society guests are said to have been split into two separate groups to keep under the 50-person limit.

# golfgate - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month

Jan 20th 2021, 1:40 PM 18,166 Views 43 Comments

Woulfe is listed for sittings on three days next month, 4, 12 and 19 February.

# golfgate - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Whip restored to three Fianna Fáil senators who attended Oireachtas golf dinner last August
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Whip restored to three Fianna Fáil senators who attended Oireachtas golf dinner last August

Jan 14th 2021, 12:03 AM 20,311 Views 45 Comments

The three senators apologized after attending the golf dinner in August.

# golfgate - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner

Jan 12th 2021, 4:02 PM 35,494 Views 75 Comments

The party whip was removed from Senators Jerry Buttimer, Paddy Burke and John Cummins in August.

# golfgate - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election
# Holding Firm
# Holding Firm

Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:51 AM 30,930 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach also ruled out the prospect of any Fianna Fáil ministerial reshuffle in the near future.

# golfgate - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'
# Judicial Appointments
# Judicial Appointments

McEntee says new process for appointing judges will be 'streamlined and transparent'

Dec 15th 2020, 1:33 PM 9,984 Views 33 Comments

A nine-person panel to select judges has been proposed by the Justice Minister.

# golfgate - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Justice minister to face Dáil questions on Woulfe Supreme Court appointment today
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

Justice minister to face Dáil questions on Woulfe Supreme Court appointment today

Nov 26th 2020, 8:41 AM 20,136 Views 32 Comments

It comes following a heated row between the government and the opposition.

# golfgate - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment
# Woulfe At The Door
# Woulfe At The Door

Justice minister agrees to appear before the Dáil to answer questions on Woulfe appointment

Nov 25th 2020, 2:19 PM 18,788 Views 33 Comments

Micheal Martin says the Oireachtas Business Committee should meet to discuss the matter.

# golfgate - Sunday 22 November, 2020

People Before Profit TDs to move impeachment motion against Seámus Woulfe
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

People Before Profit TDs to move impeachment motion against Seámus Woulfe

Nov 22nd 2020, 1:29 PM 33,233 Views 55 Comments

The judge would only be removed if both the Dáil and Seanad supported such a motion.

# golfgate - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Opinion: Politicians may have grounds to impeach Seamus Woulfe but it's a tricky business
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Opinion: Politicians may have grounds to impeach Seamus Woulfe but it's a tricky business

Nov 10th 2020, 1:32 PM 11,075 Views 5 Comments

Dr Laura Cahillane and Dr David Kenny say there may be a case for impeachment of the Supreme Court judge but that constutional path is fraught with risk.

# golfgate - Monday 9 November, 2020

Chief Justice says Seamus Woulfe should resign from Supreme Court, but Woulfe refuses to quit
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Chief Justice says Seamus Woulfe should resign from Supreme Court, but Woulfe refuses to quit

Updated Nov 9th 2020, 10:46 PM 69,506 Views 99 Comments

Chief Justice Frank Clarke met with fellow Supreme Court judge Seamus Woulfe last week.

# golfgate - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Seamus Woulfe's meeting with Chief Justice cancelled for fourth time due to medical reasons
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Seamus Woulfe's meeting with Chief Justice cancelled for fourth time due to medical reasons

Oct 15th 2020, 4:31 PM 31,003 Views 58 Comments

The two judges were set to meet to discuss the ongoing fallout over the Golfgate dinner.

# golfgate - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Chief Justice expresses 'very serious concern' at delays as Seamus Woulfe requests third postponement of meeting
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Chief Justice expresses 'very serious concern' at delays as Seamus Woulfe requests third postponement of meeting

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 4:42 PM 40,163 Views 56 Comments

The two judges were set to meet to discuss the ongoing fallout over the Golfgate dinner.

# golfgate - Friday 9 October, 2020

Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage
# Opinion
# Opinion

Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage

Oct 9th 2020, 11:01 AM 27,889 Views 54 Comments

Shane Ross analyses Seamus Woulfe’s account of the recent Golfgate controversy and has a few things to say.

# golfgate - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 30,649 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

# golfgate - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Woulfe-Clarke meeting over Golf-gate postponed on ‘medical grounds’
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Woulfe-Clarke meeting over Golf-gate postponed on ‘medical grounds’

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 PM 28,308 Views 36 Comments

A meeting between the two men had been scheduled to take place on Monday, but was earlier postponed until Friday.

'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks
# Controversy
# Controversy

'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks

Oct 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 31,013 Views 37 Comments

Mr Justice Woulfe described reports of the scandal as “appalling” and “fake”.

# golfgate - Monday 5 October, 2020

Seamus Woulfe postpones meeting with Chief Justice 'for personal reasons'
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Seamus Woulfe postpones meeting with Chief Justice 'for personal reasons'

Oct 5th 2020, 10:01 AM 34,609 Views 43 Comments

The two judges were set to meet to discuss the ongoing fallout over the Golfgate dinner.

# golfgate - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'Completely fake, overblown': Transcript shows judge compared media coverage of golf dinner to 'Ku Klux Klan'
# Seamus Woulfe
# Seamus Woulfe

'Completely fake, overblown': Transcript shows judge compared media coverage of golf dinner to 'Ku Klux Klan'

Oct 3rd 2020, 10:25 AM 69,695 Views 61 Comments

The transcript from the conversation between former chief justice Susan Denham and Mr Justice Seamus Woulfe was released yesterday.

# golfgate - Friday 2 October, 2020

Donnelly says people shouldn't 'switch off' from Covid restrictions while on holiday
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Donnelly says people shouldn't 'switch off' from Covid restrictions while on holiday

Oct 2nd 2020, 9:07 AM 21,284 Views 34 Comments

A report into the attendance of Supreme Court Judge Seamus Woulfe at the infamous Golfgate dinner said he “switched off from news coverage” while away.

# golfgate - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Judge didn't know of second function room behind partition: What Seamus Woulfe said about Golfgate dinner
# Separation Of Powers
# Separation Of Powers

Judge didn't know of second function room behind partition: What Seamus Woulfe said about Golfgate dinner

Oct 1st 2020, 7:40 PM 28,593 Views 82 Comments

The full report into the Supreme Court judge’s attendance at the event was released today.

Golfgate: Woulfe resignation from Supreme Court would be 'unjust and disproportionate' - Denham report
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Golfgate: Woulfe resignation from Supreme Court would be 'unjust and disproportionate' - Denham report

Updated Oct 1st 2020, 4:06 PM 49,182 Views 139 Comments

The report was published at 4pm today.

# golfgate - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Supreme Court receives report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at golf event
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Supreme Court receives report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at golf event

Sep 29th 2020, 5:14 PM 27,802 Views 24 Comments

The former Attorney General has apologised for his attendance at the event.

# golfgate - Friday 11 September, 2020

Tom Clonan: The messaging from this new government has been an omnishambles
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: The messaging from this new government has been an omnishambles

Sep 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,085 Views 23 Comments

Its communications strategy has been a mess at a crucial time for public health, Brexit and the economy, writes Clonan.

# golfgate - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Phil Hogan says he was subjected to ‘full-scale attack’ by Taoiseach and Tánaiste
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Phil Hogan says he was subjected to ‘full-scale attack’ by Taoiseach and Tánaiste

Sep 9th 2020, 8:43 AM 55,362 Views 187 Comments

“I didn’t get due process, unlike others,” the former EU Commissioner said in an interview.

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