And these are the details of John O’Donoghue’s trip to New York, organised through Tourism Ireland.
As explained earlier, one of the difficulties in getting an idea of the full extent of Ministerial spending is the possibility that it may have been paid for by another government body.
Just on a point of interest, I see plenty of discussion on the boards about the type of costs involved in non-focused FOI requests, that is ones where you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for.
To give just a few recent examples, Tourism Ireland quoted the Sunday Tribune E3,068.75 for access to records relating to Ministerial travel from 2002 to 2006. This is not particularly unusual.
P.S. If there are any millionaires out there who think that would be money well-spent, feel free to get in touch.