EU commissioner Phil Hogan is facing calls to resign over his attendance at a golf society event in Co Galway. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

EU commissioner Phil Hogan has been at the centre of a major political controversy, as one of several high-profile politicians who attended an Oireach(...)

Some EU countries exempt politicians who are travelling for work reasons from their Coronavirus restrictions, but Ireland has no such provision.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has asked for further clarification from Ireland’s Commissioner Phil Hogan after receiving a dossie(...)

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan who has been asked for more information by  European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Photograph: Bloomberg

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has asked for further clarification from Ireland’s Commissioner Phil Hogan after receiving a dossie(...)

The Government faces a huge decision on the future of European Commissioner Phil Hogan. File photograph: Getty

The Government faces a huge decision on the future of European Commissioner Phil Hogan: does it seek to have him fired, or does it prefer that, on bal(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste have asked Phil Hogan to consider his position. Photograph: Maxwells

The Government has agreed to recall the Dáil in the wake of the controversy over the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner and criticism by the opposition of(...)

Former minister for agriculture Dara Calleary who resigned after attending an indoor golf society event with 80 other people. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The political crisis generated by the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner is the last thing the country needs in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic. The Go(...)

European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen: ‘We are full of admiration for how the Irish people... have overcome very, very difficult times.’ Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The vast investment unleashed by the European Union’s budget and recovery package deal this week will prevent the economic damage of the coronavirus p(...)

The final compromise is a scaled-down version of what Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president, originally requested from leaders in May.

EU leaders have finally reached a deal on a €750 billion plan to reconstruct the region’s pandemic-stricken economies, after four days of summit talks(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron gives the thumbs up at a round table meeting during the EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/AP

French president Emmanuel Macron and his allies repeatedly used the word “historic” in describing the €750 billion recovery fund agreed by the EU Coun(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in  Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq /EPA

Angela Merkel has urged her fellow EU leaders to make compromises to secure a swift deal on a recovery fund designed to help the bloc overcome the eco(...)

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