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# 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.

# 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

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.

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.

# golfgate - Monday 24 August, 2020

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.

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.

'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.

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.

'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.

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 - Sunday 23 August, 2020

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.

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.

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 - Saturday 22 August, 2020

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”.

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled in the wake of golf-gate? Dail Recall This post contains a poll

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 - Friday 21 August, 2020

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’.

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

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

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