Interview With Phil Hogan

EXHIBITION : MEMORABLE BUDGETS

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Phil Hogan talks to reporter Peter Cluskey following his resignation from government.

  • Title
    Phil Hogan On His Resignation
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/02/1995
  • Contributor
    Peter Cluskey (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:51
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Interview With Phil Hogan
  • Extended description

    Having cleared his desk at the Department of Finance, just 24 hours after announcing his resignation, Phil Hogan talks to RTÉ reporter Peter Cluskey.

    Opposition parties described Hogan as 'the fall guy' for a series of government budget leaks. Hogan tells Cluskey that he has no regrets about his decision to resign.  He comments that "My only concern in all of this was to ensure that the integrity of the government was intact." Hogan goes on to describe the Taoiseach as a "very honest and decent man".

    Ruari Quinn and Bertie Ahern also comment on the events. An Taoiseach, John Bruton, says that ministers in this new government are willing to accept responsibility for their actions and will not hide behind civil servants.

    Phil Hogan now takes his place on the government back benches.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Peter Cluskey on the resignation of Phil Hogan. This report was broadcast on 10 February 1995.

  • Local keywords
    Memorable Budgets, 1995, Budget, Phil Hogan, Peter Cluskey, Ruari Quinn, Bertie Ahern, John Bruton, Politics, Economics
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1995
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN95/041
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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