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#GolfGate - Phil Hogan's Future Hangs In The Balance

Pressure is mounting on EU Commissioner Phil Hogan to resign after it emerged that he was one of 81...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:37 PM - 24 Aug 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

#GolfGate - Phil Hogan's Future Hangs In The Balance

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:37 PM - 24 Aug 2020

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Pressure is mounting on EU Commissioner Phil Hogan to resign after it emerged that he was one of 81 attendees at last week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Galway.

The European Commission has said it needs more detail from Hogan about his attendance at the event before it can decide what happens next.

It's also been revealed that Hogan was stopped by Gardaí for using his phone while driving in Kildare, which is under lockdown, before travelling on to Galway.

Darren McCaffrey, political editor with Euronews, political journalist Lise Hand and Daniel McConnell, political editor with the Irish Examiner, joined us to discuss the situation.

We were also joined by Peter Burke, Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, and David Cullinane of Sinn Féin to debate the need for further resignations.

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