Golf dinner attendees in hotel bar ‘until 2.30am’ – Waitress Sarah Griffiths told the trial in the afternoon that none of the guests attending the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner were wearing masks when they entered the function room that evening. – 7 Jan 2022
Golfgate trial to begin as four people in court over alleged role in organising Oireachtas event – 6 Jan 2022
- Independent TD Noel Grealish and former Fianna Fail senator Donie Cassidy are among the four facing trial –
- John Sweeney, owner of the Station House Hotel in Clifden, and his son James, the general manager of the hotel, will also appear before Galway District Court today. –
- Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar, removed the party whip from senators Jerry Buttimer, Paddy Burke and John Cummins, all of whom were in attendance, “in recognition of the seriousness of this matter”. And Taoiseach Micheál Martin also removed the Fianna Fáil whip from senators Paul Daly, Aidan Davitt and Niall Blaney.
Government will not support removal of Mr Justice Woulfe – (which totally compromises his position as he will be forever grateful to them all!) 18 Nov 2020
Fine Gael shaken by mounting nepotism allegations – 14 Nov 2020
The Irish Government earlier this week received legal advice after the Chief Justice said the judge should resign over his attendance at the controversial golf-gate dinner in Galway
Irish Parliament’s Cabinet Handbook stipulates that appointments to the judiciary, the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and other party leaders, as well as the Minister for Finance and the Attorney General, should be informed in advance of the proposals to make such appointments.
Taoiseach was not told of judges’ interest in Supreme Court role. ‘The less political involvement the better’ in judicial appointments – Michael Martin – 13 Nov 2020
Golfgate Scandal in Galway Hits the New Irish Government – 4 Sept 2020
What is GolfGate and why is it causing Ireland problems? – 26 Aug 2020
GolfGate: Irish Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary resigns after attending Oireachtas Golf Dinner – 23 Aug 2020