The Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary has resigned from his positions after he attended an event in Clifden, Co Galway, on Wednesday where 81 people were present.

They were both guests at an Oireachtas Golf Society event, which was held in a hotel.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has accepted Mr Calleary's resignation from Cabinet.

Dara Calleary told Midwest Radio today that the Taoiseach is "both angry and disappointed" in him and he had let him and his colleagues in Government down, "so he is entitled to be angry and disappointed and they are all entitled to that anger and disappointment". 

Meanwhile, Gardaí are investigating possible breaches of Covid-19 guidelines at the Oireachtas dinner in Galway on Wednesday night.

The Taoiseach has accepted his resignation and says it was an error in judgement.

Speaking to Midwest Radio this morning, Dara Calleary says he didn't expect over 80 people to be there.

 

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