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Dara Calleary Submits Resignation To Taoiseach As Investigation Launched Into Golf Dinner

Gardai are investigating the event which led to the resignation of Dara Calleary as Minister for Agriculture.

Opposition parties are calling for the Dail to be recalled after the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner breached public health guidelines.

Dara Calleary is the second Agriculture MInister to leave the post since the formation of the government, following Barry Cowen's sacking last month.

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said the 'error of judgement' was 'out of character' but added the Mayo TD did the right thing for the country.

Mr Calleary said that he understood the anger felt towards him.

Senator Jerry Buttimer resigned as Seanad Leas Chathaoirleach for the breach of guidelines.

Meanwhile the Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has removed the party whip from the three Senators who attended the event.

He adds that it shouldn't have happened.

However 'Recall the Dail' is the message from opposition parties.

Sinn Fein TD Eoin Broin says the Tanaiste, in particular, has questions to answer, in light of reports of rows within government:

Meanwhile Labour's Aodhan O Riordain says it's 'gone beyond a joke', and that both the Taoiseach and Tanaiste should face questions.

Despite the calls, Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald has tweeted claims that the Taoiseach has rejected her request to reconvene the Dail and the Seanad.
 

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