Shock at Minister Hogan's comment
Madam – I have written the following to Minister Phil Hogan: "I am writing to express my shock and disappointment on reading an article in the Sunday Independent, March 3.
The article discussed threatening comments you reportedly directed towards a journalist at the paper. The nature of your comments and the use of such derogatory terms is, in my view, completely unacceptable.
"Like many others, I was shocked to read the original story back in December. I was surprised to hear the amount that was estimated to have been spent on the Doha trip.