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# phil-hogan - 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 30,568 Views 36 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.

# phil-hogan - 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 55,300 Views 183 Comments

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

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,026 Views 30 Comments

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

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 84,649 Views 171 Comments

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

# phil-hogan - Friday 4 September, 2020

Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner
# Here EU Go
# Here EU Go

Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner

Updated Sep 4th 2020, 7:25 PM 86,996 Views 130 Comments

The government has been discussing the matter for a number of days.

# phil-hogan - 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 12,845 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 48,023 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.

# phil-hogan - 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 27,293 Views 82 Comments

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

# phil-hogan - 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 18,595 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 31,254 Views 46 Comments

Picking a successor could be politically fraught.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'I know how to take responsibility, in fact I've done it before': It's 25 years since Phil Hogan last resigned
# From The Archives
# From The Archives

'I know how to take responsibility, in fact I've done it before': It's 25 years since Phil Hogan last resigned

Aug 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 51,058 Views 38 Comments

Cast your minds back to 1995.

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 25,303 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 98,686 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 24,082 Views 58 Comments

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

# phil-hogan - 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 40,148 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 158,968 Views 500 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.

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 12:30 PM 49,370 Views 184 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said that the government has lost confidence in the Trade Commissioner.

Colm Henry says advice is 'clear' that you must restrict movements for 14 days when arriving from non-Green List country
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Colm Henry says advice is 'clear' that you must restrict movements for 14 days when arriving from non-Green List country

Aug 26th 2020, 12:04 PM 20,411 Views 61 Comments

The issue of Phil Hogan was raised as HSE officials addressed an Oireachtas Committee this morning.

Covid committee: HSE boss to be questioned on clusters in meat plants and re-opening of schools
# Covid Committee
# Covid Committee

Covid committee: HSE boss to be questioned on clusters in meat plants and re-opening of schools

Aug 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,409 Views 9 Comments

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly and Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn will also appear today.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines
# EU Commissioner
# EU Commissioner

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Eamon Ryan: 'It is clear' that Phil Hogan breached public health guidelines

Aug 25th 2020, 9:32 PM 60,619 Views 136 Comments

Though the government statement says concerns remain about the EU Commissioner’s account, it said that ultimately the decision lies with the European Commission President.

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 86,216 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 72,394 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 68,166 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 38,160 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 59,077 Views 149 Comments

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

# phil-hogan - Monday 24 August, 2020

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 59,566 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 69,929 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 66,847 Views 195 Comments

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

# phil-hogan - 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 185,873 Views 495 Comments

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

# phil-hogan - 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 111,385 Views 259 Comments

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

# phil-hogan - 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 57,899 Views 135 Comments

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

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 63,738 Views 74 Comments

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

Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson
# Controversy
# Controversy

Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 5:00 PM 108,760 Views 167 Comments

The EU Commissioner is based in Belgium, which is not on Ireland’s travel ‘green list’.

# phil-hogan - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court
# Both Sides Now
# Both Sides Now

Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court

Jul 4th 2020, 4:03 PM 14,522 Views 34 Comments

The fourth round of Brexit trade talks ended a day early this week.

# phil-hogan - Monday 29 June, 2020

Phil Hogan pulls out from race to take top World Trade Organisation job
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Phil Hogan pulls out from race to take top World Trade Organisation job

Jun 29th 2020, 10:26 AM 21,133 Views 32 Comments

Phil Hogan, Ireland’s EU Trade Commissioner, announced the decision this morning.

# phil-hogan - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Phil Hogan confirms he's looking to run for the top job in the WTO
# Big Phil Goes Global
# Big Phil Goes Global

Phil Hogan confirms he's looking to run for the top job in the WTO

Jun 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 28,232 Views 61 Comments

A departure by Hogan from the European Commission to the WTO would mean Ireland would have to nominate another commissioner.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 7 May, 2020

UK is showing 'no real sign' they want Brexit trade talks to succeed, says Phil Hogan
# EU Trade Commissioner
# EU Trade Commissioner

UK is showing 'no real sign' they want Brexit trade talks to succeed, says Phil Hogan

May 7th 2020, 3:32 PM 16,978 Views 58 Comments

“I hope I am wrong, but I don’t think so,” the EU trade commissioner said.

# phil-hogan - Friday 6 March, 2020

Phil Hogan insists no-deal Brexit threat won't 'cut the ice' in trade talks
# Mr Ice
# Mr Ice

Phil Hogan insists no-deal Brexit threat won't 'cut the ice' in trade talks

Mar 6th 2020, 1:42 PM 18,183 Views 34 Comments

Hogan said that he’s trying to allow apples and pears from the EU to be exported to the US as part of a possible new EU trade deal.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed

Jan 30th 2020, 2:16 PM 41,649 Views 100 Comments

Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.

# phil-hogan - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling'
# EU Trade Commissioner
# EU Trade Commissioner

Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling'

Jan 16th 2020, 3:01 PM 12,605 Views 32 Comments

The EU Trade Commissioner also said it was “just not possible” to agree a Brexit trade deal by the end of the year.

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