The Oireachtas Golf Society will play at courses in Wicklow and Kerry this summer.

It will be the first time the Society has organised an outing since its gathering in Clifden in August 2020.

That controversial event triggered the resignations Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary and European Commissioner Phil Hogan.

All charges relating to the Society's dinner in Clifden were dismissed at Galway District Court earlier this year.

Judge Mary Fahy was satisfied that the gathering did not constitute a breach of the health regulations at the time.

On Tuesday night, the Golf Society held its AGM and former Tánaiste Dick Spring was elected as the Society's president.

Former Workers Party TD Pat McCartan is the Society captain and Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer is vice-captain.

The Society will play in Wicklow in July and in Killarney the following month.

Society Secretary Donie Cassidy said it was important that current and retired politicians can meet and play golf given their years of service to the country.

The Society which can trace its roots back to 1970 is also looking at organising events to play golf with both British and US politicians in the months ahead.