The Clowns and the Golfgate Circus Rolls on?

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Noel Grealish and Donie Cassidy among four to be prosecuted over Golf Gate scandal

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Four people are set to be prosecuted over the alleged breach of COVID-19 regulations at the Golf Gate dinner.Noel Grealish wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera© Provided by Extra.ie

Extra.ie understands that two of the four people are Independent TD Noel Grealish and former Fianna Fail TD Donie Cassidy.

Mr Grealish was the President of the Society and Mr Cassidy was the Chairman.Noel Grealish wearing a suit and tie: Four people are to be prosecuted over the alleged breach of COVID-19 regulations at the Golf Gate dinner. Pic: RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie Four people are to be prosecuted over the alleged breach of COVID-19 regulations at the Golf Gate dinner. Pic: RollingNews.ie

‘An Garda Síochána has received directions from the DPP in relation to the prosecution of four individuals for organising an event in contravention of health regulations at a commercial premises in Galway in August 2020,’ a Garda statement read.

Summons have been lodged with the Courts and District Court dates in relation to each of the individuals are awaited.

‘An Garda Síochána will not be commenting further.’a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Extra.ie understands that two of the four people are former Fianna Fail TD Donie Cassidy (pictured) and Independent TD Noel Grealish. Pic: Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland.© Provided by Extra.ie Extra.ie understands that two of the four people are former Fianna Fail TD Donie Cassidy (pictured) and Independent TD Noel Grealish. Pic: Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland.

The infamous Golf Gate scandal occurred on August 19 last year when 81 people attended the dinner for the Oircheactas Golf Society in Clifden.

The event had occurred just hours after the Government had introduced new health and safety guidelines on large-scale gatherings.Phil Hogan wearing a suit and tie: Among the attendees were former EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. Pic:: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie Among the attendees were former EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. Pic:: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Among the attendees were former Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary, former EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe and former RTÉ presenter Sean O’Rourke.

Following the controversy, Mr Calleary resigned immediately and Mr Hogan resigned a week later.

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