The Taoiseach admits the Phil Hogan undermined the country's covid-19 guidelines during his recent visit.
The future of the embattled EU Commissioner hangs in the balance in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has spoken further with Phil Hogan over the account of his movements around Ireland.
The EU Commission says the decision on his future will be comprehensive and fair.
Meanwhile, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has said the changing narrative surrounding Phil Hogan’s trip has been a significant difficulty.
He's also said “He has performed well as a commissioner and that is not something I am going to resile from in terms of his performance as a commissioner,"
“But in the context of attending the dinner; in the context of the various other breaches I think he has undermined the whole approach to public health in Ireland."
The Taoiseach also said the “changing narrative” put forward by Commissioner Hogan in recent days had proved a “significant difficulty for the government.”