Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl believes that the Oireachtas Golf Society should change its name.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the society was to reform this summer for the first time since an August 2020 dinner at the Station House Hotel in Clifden, Co Galway, which triggered political controversy over adherence to Covid restrictions.

The Ceann Comhairle said at the time: "While recognising that the Golf Society operates independently of the Oireachtas I write to suggest that, in the aftermath of this week's events in Clifden, the society as it is currently structured and named be wound up as a matter of urgency."

In a statement tonight to RTÉ News, an Oireachtas spokesperson said: "The Ceann Comhairle remains of the view that the Oireachtas Golf Society should change its name."

The event led to the resignations of Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary, EU Commissioner Phil Hogan, and the Leas-Cathaoirleach of the Seanad, Jerry Buttimer.