The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister Ryan acknowledge the resignation of Mr Phil Hogan and while this must have been a difficult decision for him personally, we believe that it is the correct course of action given the circumstances of the past week. We all have a responsibility to support and adhere to public health guidelines and regulations.
We all must persevere in our efforts against COVID-19.
Former Commissioner Hogan has served Europe and Ireland with distinction.
The government will consider his replacement in due course.