Who is Big Phil? – August 26th, 2020

What’s the reaction in Phil Hogan’s native Kilkenny to his attendance at last week’s Oireachtas Golf Society gathering in Connemara when such an indoor gathering contravened COVID-19 restrictions? The EU Commissioner has also been criticised for not self-isolating for 14 days when he arrived into Ireland from Belgium and also for leaving Kildare where he was living, when that county was under lockdown. Phil Hogan maintains he did not breach restrictions with regard to self-isolation and travelling outside of Kildare. Eimear Ní Bhraonáin is head of content at KCLR 96FM, the station that serves Kilkenny and Carlow.