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# phil-hogan - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner

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

“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?

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

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

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

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.

# phil-hogan - 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.

# phil-hogan - 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.

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.

# phil-hogan - 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.

# phil-hogan - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

'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 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.

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan Covid-19 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# 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

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.

# phil-hogan - 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.

# phil-hogan - 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”.

# phil-hogan - 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’.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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'

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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