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Phil Hogan: role in the Mercosur trade agreement did not go unnoticed. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Phil Hogan: role in the Mercosur trade agreement did not go unnoticed. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning,

It hasn’t been the easiest Dáil term for the governing party Fine Gael. If members were hoping to slip quietly into the blissful warmth of the summer recess, then they’ll be disappointed following another testing week between woeful Brexit warnings and an increasingly angry Defence Force.

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