Category Archives: FOIs

Politicians trip to Hong Kong and China cost €27,000

  MORE than €27,000 was spent sending five politicians and three officials on a week-long trip to China and Hong Kong. The entire delegation flew business class at a cost of at least €2,712 each and stayed in a string of five-star hotels, most of which were generously paid for by their Chinese hosts.

Crackdown on unlicensed drivers will lead to driving test shortages

A CRACKDOWN on learner drivers could leave waiting times for driving tests of up to 68 weeks unless extra staff were hired, an internal briefing report warned the Department of Transport. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) said plans to fine and jail motorists who give their vehicles to unaccompanied learner drivers might lead to 150,000… Read More »

Eoghan Murphy signed-off on full pension for ex-boss of Irish Water

THE government signed off on a €473,000 pension deal for the ex-boss of Irish Water only after consulting with the Attorney General. Documents released under FOI have revealed how Irish Water also had to pay for external legal advice over arrangements for their former managing director to retire on full pension at age 57 and… Read More »