Poll: Should Phil Hogan resign from his role as European Commissioner for Trade?

The European Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan is facing mounting pressure to resign from his role, following his attendance at the controversial Oireachtas Golf Society function last week.

Hogan was one of a number of high-profile politicians to attend the event. Others in attendance included the now former Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Dara Calleary, who resigned on Friday (August 21).

Over the weekend both the Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar asked Hogan to respond to the controversy in greater detail and to “consider his position”.

You can have your say in our survey (below – scroll down to vote).

A spokesperson for Hogan had told RTÉ yesterday (Sunday, August 23) that he will not resign. Further controversy involving Hogan came after it was widely reported that he travelled to Co. Kildare whilst the county was under lockdown. Moreover, it emerged that he was actually stopped by Gardaí in Co. Kildare for using a mobile phone in his car.

Statement from Phil Hogan

Hogan issued a statement in which he said that he travelled to Co. Kildare to collect “personal belongings and work documents”.

As a former European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hogan is especially well known to Irish farmers. However, he has previously served as a Fine Gael TD and as Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.

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