governmentWar of Words Between RTÉ and O Malley Family
Monday June 14, 2021

RTÉ have defended their TV documentary and podcast series GunPlot following Des O\'Malley\'s accusations that he had not been contacted by the producers of the series, saying that \

governmentMairead McGuinness EU Commissioner Designate
Tuesday September 08, 2020

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has chosen Mairead McGuinness to join her cabinet. This follows the nomination by the Irish Government of McGuinness and Andrew McDowell for the role. von der Leyen interviewed both candidates on Monday, 7th September 2020. She said that both showed great commitment to the EU. She has now proposed McGuinness for the post of Commissioner, in charge of financial services, financial stability and the Capital Markets Union. Latvia\'s Valdis Dombrovskis will become the EU\'s Trade Commissioner.

governmentMcGuinness and McDowell Irish Nominees to EU Commission
Friday September 04, 2020

The Irish Coalition Government have agree to nominated Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell as Ireland\'s representative on the EU Commission, this follows the resignation of Phil Hogan from the post following his decision to attend the Oireachtas Golf Society Dinner in August. Mairead McGuinness is currently a Member of the European Parliment for the Ireland Midlands-North-West constituency. Andrew McDowell is the former Vice-president of the European Investment Bank.

governmentCoalition Leaders Unhappy with Hogan
Wednesday August 26, 2020

The leaders of Ireland\'s coalition government have welcomed Commissioner Hogan\'s apology following the fallout from the Oireachtas Golf Society Dinner, however the three leaders continue to have concerns about the Commissioners movements around Ireland during the Covid-19 restrictions. They concluded by saying that ultimately the Commissioner is accountable to the EU commission and not the Irish Government or the Oireachtas.

governmentContinued Resignations
Friday August 21, 2020

Fall out from the Oirechtas Golf Society Dinner in Galway continued today (21st of August, 2020). The Leas-Chathaoirleach (deputy-Chair) of Seanad Éireann (The Irish Senate), Jerry Buttimer, resigned from his position today, following the announcement that the Minister for Agriculture was stepping down from his position, both are members of the coalition government, a government under pressure to preform. The Irish EU Commissioner, Phil Hogan, also attended the event. While the Leader of the Opposition, Mary Lou McDonald called for the Dail to reconvened.

governmentRotating Minister for Agriculture as Second Minister Resigns
Friday August 21, 2020

Just fifty-five days after taking office the current Irish Government has be dealt a second blow. A second Minister for Agriculture has had to resign. Barry Cowen was appoint to the role on the 27th of June only to resign less than a month later on the 14th of July. Dara Calleary has now resigned after he attended an event in Clifden with more than 80 people in attendance, just 37 days after he took-over the office. This resignation brings Fianna Fail under pressure to perform during the current Covid Crisis. An Taoiseach, Micheal Martin, accepted Mr. Calleary\'s resignation this morning (21st of August 2020).