Ireland calls on EU trade chief to 'consider role' after Covid breach – The Guardian

Taoiseach and deputy make statement following golf event held 24 hours after fresh curbs announced

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Phil Hogan is facing calls to step down for attending the Irish parliamentary golf society dinner. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

Ireland’s taoiseach, Micheál Martin, has asked the EU trade commissioner, Phil Hogan, to consider his position after revelations that Hogan attended a parliamentary golfing event in breach of coronavirus guidelines.

Martin and the deputy prime minister, Leo Varadkar – the head of Fine Gael, the party for which Hogan previously served as a lawmaker – spoke to Hogan on Saturday

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