It's time that a line was drawn under the controversy surrounding Phil Hogan and Golfgate, as it's distracting from the work of Government - that's according to Sligo-based Fianna Fail TD Marc McSharry.
Phil Hogan's future as Ireland’s EU commissioner hangs in the balance due to the controversy over his attendance at the infamous Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden, and his travel in Ireland.
Here, the three Government leaders - the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Green Party leader - issued a statement last night in which they said it's clear that breaches of public-health guidelines were made by Commissioner Phil Hogan since he travelled to Ireland.
Mr Hogan admits he made mistakes, but insisted he broke no regulations.
Phil Hogan yesterday published details of his travel in Ireland on a recent visit, and since then further details have emerged, including a social visit to Co Roscommon on August 17th on his way to Clifden.
This morning, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the Government has lost confidence in Commissioner Hogan, as he had breached public health advice.
The EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is now deciding the fate of Phil Hogan, with a decision expected soon, and Sligo Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry says a line needs to be drawn under the controversy: