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# golfgate - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

The report was published at 4pm today.

# golfgate - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

# golfgate - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Mairead McGuinness chosen as new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

# golfgate - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Ceann Comhairle says Clifden golf event was either 'collective crass stupidity' or 'arrogant delusion'

There was public fury over revelations that around 80 guests, including serving and former politicians, attended the golf dinner.

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister

Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays

The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.

# golfgate - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement

A number of high-profile names are in the mix.

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

# golfgate - Monday 31 August, 2020

Simon Coveney not ruling himself out for EU Commissioner post

Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said she is interested in the role.

# golfgate - Friday 28 August, 2020

Three party leaders meet this evening to discuss Phil Hogan's successor

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe have ruled themselves out of the running.

The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?

Picking a successor could be politically fraught.

# golfgate - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From Enda's enforcer and the Irish Water 'bogeyman' to a 'bruiser' in Europe: Phil Hogan's decade in the spotlight

Phil Hogan came to the “reluctant conclusion” yesterday that he should step down from his senior EU job.

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

# golfgate - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner

Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.

Phil Hogan resigns from his role as EU Trade Commissioner

“Of course I broke no law, I broke no regulations, but I could have adhered better to the guidelines,” he told RTÉ this evening.

Amid criticism of Brian Hayes' attendance at Golfgate dinner, the Banking Culture Board says it's not getting involved

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall says ‘it’s a bit rich’.

# golfgate - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

In TV interview, Phil Hogan says he does not accept HSE guidance on restricting movements

Hogan tweeted out tonight that he wanted to clarify he does accept the HSE advice, but didn’t accept an assertion made during the interview.

If you have a negative Covid-19 test, does that mean you don't have to restrict your movements?

It depends on why you got tested: after travelling back from Ireland, or Covid-19 symptoms.

Phil Hogan set for TV interview and expresses hope he can remain as EU Trade Commissioner

Ursula von der Leyen had requested further clarifications from Hogan on the golfgate controversy.

Timeline: How Phil Hogan spent his time in Ireland and where he travelled to

The EU Commissioner has issued a statement about his movements during his time in Ireland.

Golfgate: Read Phil Hogan's full statement to Ursula von der Leyen on his Irish visit

Hogan has come under increasing pressure to explain his movements to and from the Oireachtas Golf Society event.

Three party leaders meet ahead of Hogan decision

The coalition has been rocked by resignations and calls for those in the public eye to step aside.

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