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# golfgate - Friday 28 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,269 Views 46 Comments

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
# Eu Commish
# Eu Commish

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

Aug 27th 2020, 3:00 PM 25,320 Views 49 Comments

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
# Phil Hogan

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

Updated Aug 27th 2020, 10:10 AM 98,710 Views 209 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

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

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

Aug 27th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,088 Views 58 Comments

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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Aug 26th 2020, 9:32 PM 40,155 Views 174 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.

Phil Hogan resigns from his role as EU Trade Commissioner
# Phil Ho-gone
# Phil Ho-gone

Phil Hogan resigns from his role as EU Trade Commissioner

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 9:07 PM 158,999 Views 501 Comments

“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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Aug 26th 2020, 1:10 PM 50,061 Views 87 Comments

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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Updated Aug 25th 2020, 6:45 PM 86,226 Views 205 Comments

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?
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

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

Aug 25th 2020, 6:02 PM 73,578 Views 79 Comments

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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Updated Aug 25th 2020, 5:24 PM 68,176 Views 104 Comments

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
# 21 Days Later
# 21 Days Later

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

Aug 25th 2020, 3:17 PM 38,172 Views 69 Comments

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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Aug 25th 2020, 2:52 PM 59,081 Views 149 Comments

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
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Three party leaders meet ahead of Hogan decision

Aug 25th 2020, 2:36 PM 25,033 Views 62 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Shane Ross: What on Earth was a Supreme Court Judge doing at an Oireachtas members’ golf outing?

Aug 25th 2020, 1:00 PM 40,234 Views 72 Comments

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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Opinion: 'Golfgate' shows that we need an independent body to investigate complaints against judges

Aug 25th 2020, 10:24 AM 21,872 Views 33 Comments

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.

# golfgate - Monday 24 August, 2020

Golfgate: Supreme Court orders report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at event
# Co Galway
# Co Galway

Golfgate: Supreme Court orders report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at event

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 7:26 PM 36,742 Views 56 Comments

Meanwhile, former Kildare junior minister Áine Brady has apologised for her attendance at the event.

Timeline: Here's how Phil Hogan's statements about the Golfgate dinner have changed in the past three days
# Another 72 Hours
# Another 72 Hours

Timeline: Here's how Phil Hogan's statements about the Golfgate dinner have changed in the past three days

Aug 24th 2020, 2:30 PM 59,584 Views 98 Comments

More information about Hogan’s movements has emerged over the weekend.

'Ireland rocked by coronavirus scandal': How the Golfgate controversy made international news
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

'Ireland rocked by coronavirus scandal': How the Golfgate controversy made international news

Aug 24th 2020, 2:10 PM 69,957 Views 56 Comments

The story made headlines news in the UK, the US, France and Germany.

European Commission president 'seeking clarification' as Phil Hogan hands in his Golfgate report
# Controversy
# Controversy

European Commission president 'seeking clarification' as Phil Hogan hands in his Golfgate report

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 1:00 PM 66,880 Views 195 Comments

Last night, it emerged that Hogan was stopped by gardaí while driving to the dinner.

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal
# Seamus Woulfe
# Seamus Woulfe

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal

Aug 24th 2020, 11:41 AM 31,594 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin said the judiciary must deal with the matter.

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy
# Fianna Fallout
# Fianna Fallout

Dara Calleary resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader following golf dinner controversy

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 10:22 AM 43,106 Views 68 Comments

Calleary resigned from Cabinet last Friday over his attendance at a golfing dinner in Galway.

# golfgate - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Golfgate: Phil Hogan was stopped by gardaí in Kildare for using mobile phone while driving
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Golfgate: Phil Hogan was stopped by gardaí in Kildare for using mobile phone while driving

Updated Aug 23rd 2020, 9:45 PM 186,141 Views 496 Comments

Hogan travelled to Kildare while it was under localised lockdown, on his way to Co Galway.

Recall: Coalition leaders agree Dáil should return early but opposition demands it comes back sooner
# Public Fury
# Public Fury

Recall: Coalition leaders agree Dáil should return early but opposition demands it comes back sooner

Updated Aug 23rd 2020, 11:48 AM 45,110 Views 97 Comments

TDs are expected to return two weeks ahead of schedule on 1 September.

Hotels federation says it had 'no role in organising or providing clearance' for controversial golf event
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Hotels federation says it had 'no role in organising or providing clearance' for controversial golf event

Aug 23rd 2020, 8:14 AM 54,227 Views 69 Comments

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'
# Journalism
# Journalism

Lise Hand: 'Journalism matters. And this week has been a crucial reminder of that'

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:53 AM 27,712 Views 36 Comments

“Behind every headline, at the heart of the story but not part of the story, are journalists.”

# golfgate - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Golfgate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste ask Phil Hogan to ‘consider his position’ as EU Commissioner

Aug 22nd 2020, 9:47 PM 111,575 Views 258 Comments

They said in a statement tonight that Hogan needs “to give a full account and explanations of his actions”.

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled in the wake of golf-gate?
# Dail Recall
# Dail Recall

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled in the wake of golf-gate?

Aug 22nd 2020, 10:27 AM 82,128 Views 180 Comments

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'
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'

Aug 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 79,286 Views 134 Comments

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 - Friday 21 August, 2020

Phil Hogan 'regrets and apologises' for attendance at golfing event after public outcry
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Phil Hogan 'regrets and apologises' for attendance at golfing event after public outcry

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 7:28 PM 57,919 Views 135 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin had called on Hogan to offer a ‘meaningful response’.

Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner?
# Clifden
# Clifden

Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner?

Aug 21st 2020, 6:56 PM 92,964 Views 59 Comments

81 people are said to have attended the event in Clifden this week.

Irish Hotels Federation says it sought Department advice on indoor gatherings prior to golf event
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Irish Hotels Federation says it sought Department advice on indoor gatherings prior to golf event

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 5:50 PM 63,754 Views 74 Comments

The organisation is “expecting additional guidance on urgent points of clarification early next week”.

Green leader Eamon Ryan says he hopes scandal 'will not impact the good work happening' in government
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Green leader Eamon Ryan says he hopes scandal 'will not impact the good work happening' in government

Aug 21st 2020, 2:39 PM 33,857 Views 125 Comments

Ryan said this afternoon the event was a “clear breach of the Covid-19 regulations”.