President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has sought further Golfgate details and clarifications from Ireland’s EU Commissioner Phil Hogan
Following growing calls for Phil Hogan to resign his post as Ireland EU Trade Commissioner….
Via RTÉ news:
“This is a matter which requires careful assessment on our side. This is a matter where details count,” spokesperson Dana Spinant told a news briefing this morning.
“Therefore, the president has required Commissioner Hogan to provide a full report. The president has received such a report from Commissioner Hogan last night. She is now looking at it… the president has requested further clarifications because details are important and she wishes to have them.”
Ms Spinant added that it was difficult for the Commission to establish if Mr Hogan’s reported movements between Kildare, Kilkenny and Galway were in line with Irish regulations, “which differ county to county”.
Pressed by reporters on the issue of Mr Hogan being cautioned by gardaí for using his mobile phone while driving, Ms Spinant said traffic incidents are for local police authorities to address.
Previously: Big Phil And Little Séamus