Media ‘whipped up hysteria’ over Golfgate and ‘a lot of good people had to resign’

Court hears ‘everybody jumped on the bandwagon’ to say organisers of the event ‘ignored the rules’ but that ‘certainly was not the case’

Independent TD Noel Grealish and former Fianna Fáil senator Donie Cassidy, along with hoteliers John Sweeney and James Sweeney, are each facing a summons related to organising an Oireachtas Golf Society event at the Station House Hotel in Clifden during pandemic restrictions on August 19, 2020. Picture: