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# golfgate
Supreme Court receives report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at golf event
The former Attorney General has apologised for his attendance at the event.
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
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.
# commission reshuffle
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
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.
# Third Time Lucky
Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister
Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.
# Back to Work
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
Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement
A number of high-profile names are in the mix.
# essential workers
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.
# Irish EU commissioner
Simon Coveney not ruling himself out for EU Commissioner post
Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said she is interested in the role.
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.
# Phil Hogan
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.
# eu commish
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.
# Phil Hogan
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.
# unrelenting pressure
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
'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 ho-gone
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.
# golfgate
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
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.
# Phil Hogan
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.
# golfgate
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.
# 21 days later
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
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.
# Let's talk
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.
Shane Ross: What on Earth was a Supreme Court Judge doing at an Oireachtas members’ golf outing?
Former minister Shane Ross says the recent ‘golfgate’ event in Clifden has the familiar ring of political and judicial cosiness.
Opinion: 'Golfgate' shows that we need an independent body to investigate complaints against judges
Dr Laura Cahillane and Dr David Kenny say the controversy around Judge Seamus Woulfe’s attendance at the recent Clifden event shows the need to tidy up our oversight of the judiciary.
# Co Galway
Golfgate: Supreme Court orders report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at event
Meanwhile, former Kildare junior minister Áine Brady has apologised for her attendance at the event.
# another 72 hours
Timeline: Here's how Phil Hogan's statements about the Golfgate dinner have changed in the past three days
More information about Hogan’s movements has emerged over the weekend.
# golfgate
'Ireland rocked by coronavirus scandal': How the Golfgate controversy made international news
The story made headlines news in the UK, the US, France and Germany.
# Controversy
European Commission president 'seeking clarification' as Phil Hogan hands in his Golfgate report
Last night, it emerged that Hogan was stopped by gardaí while driving to the dinner.
# Seamus Woulfe
'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal
Micheál Martin said the judiciary must deal with the matter.
# Fianna Fallout
Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy
Calleary resigned from Cabinet last Friday over his attendance at a golfing dinner in Galway.
# golfgate
Golfgate: Phil Hogan was stopped by gardaí in Kildare for using mobile phone while driving
Hogan travelled to Kildare while it was under localised lockdown, on his way to Co Galway.
# public fury
Recall: Coalition leaders agree Dáil should return early but opposition demands it comes back sooner
TDs are expected to return two weeks ahead of schedule on 1 September.
# golfgate
Hotels federation says it had 'no role in organising or providing clearance' for controversial golf event
The IHF said there was a “time-lag” from the government announcing new restrictions to the update guidance on how it affects industry.
Lise Hand: 'Journalism matters. And this week has been a crucial reminder of that'
“Behind every headline, at the heart of the story but not part of the story, are journalists.”
# golfgate
Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner
They said in a statement tonight that Hogan needs “to give a full account and explanations of his actions”.
# dail recall
Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled in the wake of golf-gate?
Opposition leaders have called on the Dáil to resume business in the wake of the latest Government controversy.
'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'
Lise Hand draws parallels between Fianna Fáil past and present: “It was this lethal combination of incoherence and arrogance which did it for the government in 2011.”
# golfgate
Phil Hogan 'regrets and apologises' for attendance at golfing event after public outcry
Taoiseach Micheál Martin had called on Hogan to offer a ‘meaningful response’.