September 24, 2020
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Waterford Senator John Cummins posts apology over attending Galway golf event

Waterford Senator John Cummins has apologised on his Facebook page following his attendance at the controversial Galway golf event on Wednesday night.

The senator, who ran for Fine Gael in the last General Election, was among 81 poeple who were at the dinner in the Station House Hotel in Clifden.

“On Wednesday night I attended a function at the Station House Hotel in Clifden following a golf event at the Connemara Golf Club,” he Sen Cummins posted.

“In light of the updated public health advice issued on Tuesday I should not have attended the dinner following golf.

“I have been so careful in adhering to the public health advice since the start of Covid-19. This was a lapse of judgement on my part which I genuinely apologise unreservedly for.”

Meanwhile, Ireland’s EU Commissioner and Kilkenny native, Phil Hogan has come under increasing pressure to clarify his movements over the past three weeks in regards Covid-19 quarantine rules.

Commissioner Hogan yesterday evening issued an apology over the situation.

“The Commissioner apologises for the distress caused by his participation,” a spokesperson said.

 

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