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EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan resigns after breaching coronavirus restrictions

WorldNews Wednesday, 26 August 2020
EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan resigns after breaching coronavirus restrictions(CNN)EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan resigned Wednesday, a week after he breached Ireland's coronavirus restrictions by attending a golf event with 80 other people. Hogan attended the political golf society event at a hotel in Galway, a city in the west of Ireland, on August 19, a day after the Irish government imposed new restrictions to tackle a surge in cases. Among the new measures -- which were effective immediately -- attendance at indoor events was limited to six people, down from the previously allowed amount of 50. The golf event was attended by numerous political figures, including Ireland's Minister...
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News video: Golfgate: EU Commissioner Phil Hogan apologises for attending event that broke COVID-19 rules

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The event was held just a day after Ireland announced fresh COVID-19 restrictions, including no "formal or informal events or parties" to be held at hotel restaurants.

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