A LOCAL authority spent almost €50,000 sending thirteen councillors and staff to California on a five-night “sister city” trip.
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.
By Ken Foxe TDs and Senators have run up an overseas travel bill of more than €120,000 during the past seven months. Politicians jetted off to the four corners of the globe clocking up hundreds of thousands of air miles on trips to Iran, Russia, Canada, the United States, and Mozambique. One senator Ronan Mullen made… Read More »