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# 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 32,980 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 16,849 Views 29 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 13,060 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 17,961 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 20,248 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 35,372 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 30,856 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 9,817 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 20,105 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 18,767 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 33,193 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 10,990 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 69,338 Views 97 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 30,991 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 40,132 Views 55 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 27,796 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 30,407 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 28,301 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 29,982 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 34,572 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 69,569 Views 59 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 21,271 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 28,471 Views 81 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 49,109 Views 136 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 27,762 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 24,929 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 55,274 Views 185 Comments

“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
# Commission Reshuffle
# Commission Reshuffle

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

Sep 8th 2020, 9:02 AM 84,535 Views 171 Comments

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'
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:42 PM 34,331 Views 42 Comments

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
# Third Time Lucky
# Third Time Lucky

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

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:13 PM 46,074 Views 48 Comments

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
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

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

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:45 AM 18,601 Views 27 Comments

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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement

Sep 1st 2020, 7:40 AM 12,842 Views 23 Comments

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
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

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

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 47,998 Views 59 Comments

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
# Irish EU Commissioner
# Irish EU Commissioner

Simon Coveney not ruling himself out for EU Commissioner post

Aug 31st 2020, 1:13 PM 27,286 Views 82 Comments

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
# EU TOP JOB
# EU TOP JOB

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

Aug 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 18,589 Views 49 Comments

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?
# 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 31,218 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 25,275 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 98,638 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 24,065 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 40,139 Views 173 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.

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