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The EU Trade Commissioner defends himself after attending an event in Ireland that broke restrictions

EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan assured this Friday that he believed that the social event he attended in Ireland would be in line with government measures against the coronavirus banning such parties.

This controversial case in Ireland has cost Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary, who, like Hogan, attended the Parliament Golf Club event in Clifden just a day later that the government announced new restrictions. The new measures included restrictions on social events so that parties in restaurants were banned.

In a note on his Twitter, the Commissioner said he attended the event “with a clear understanding” that the organizers and the hotel where the dinner was being held would guarantee compliance with the measures set by the Irish government.

The EU Trade Commissioner defends himself after attending an event in Ireland that broke restrictions
The EU Trade Commissioner defends himself after attending an event in Ireland that broke restrictions

In addition, the community official has given assurances that he has been quarantined prior to the start of his vacation in order to meet the health requirements of the Irish government. “Before the event, I fully complied with the government’s quarantine obligation. I arrived in Ireland in late July,” he said.

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