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The €25,000 bill for moving paintings and artworks when Irish Ambassador to Vienna moved five miles to new €8,964-a-month home

THE Department of Foreign Affairs spent more than €25,000 moving paintings and other artwork when the Irish Ambassador to Vienna moved to a new diplomatic residence five miles away. The massive bill was paid as a “donation” to the National Gallery, who in turn hired specialist movers to bring the art to its new home […]

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The bill for furnishing our embassies and ambassador residences: €10,000 for curtains, dining tables costing €11,000, and €5,500 for a walnut sideboard

A DINING table costing almost €11,000, curtains worth over €10,000, and two book cases – each costing €3,600 – were among just some of the hand-made furniture and interior items purchased by the taxpayer for embassies and ambassadorial residences last year. The Department of Foreign Affairs spent over €200,000 kitting out diplomatic buildings in the […]

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