Tag Archives: Irish Daily Mail

How the Freedom of Information Act can help save money for the taxpayer – Leo Varadkar’s repayment of €1,970.40

Some of you may remember a story I did last year about how Minister Leo Varadkar had made a double claim for expenses at a higher mileage rate than he was allowed. These are the background documents to that, which show how Mr Varadkar ended up making a repayment of €1,970.40. This is a copy […]

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The €23,500 trip to Vietnam for five politicians

Late last year, I wrote about a trip for five politicians to Vietnam that included several business class flights and a stay at a five-star hotel. Altogether, it resulted in a bill to the taxpayer of more than €23,000. Here’s the table of costs for that trip along with the original expense and itinerary documents released by […]

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