Details of presidential use of government jets and Air Corps helicopters released after four-year battle

By | 6th August 2019

Back in February 2015, Right to Know made a request for access to details of use of what is known as the ministerial air transport service by the President of Ireland.

Little did we know that it would take four years to get a decision.

The case was delayed time and time again with the government claiming at one stage it could impinge on state security or more bizarrely that use of the jet constituted personal information.

This, despite the fact, that such information is published as a matter of course for the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, and all other Ministers: https://www.defence.ie/ministerial-air-transport-service-mats

Ultimately, the Commissioner for Environmental Information ruled that the details were environmental information and that the travel logs should be released.

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