Paddy’s Day Junkets

So RTÉ have the list of visits junkets for St. Patricks Day. Because of cut backs, some Ministers have to visit two or even three places. Don’t you feel so sorry for them. This of course does not include Local Councillors heading off for it. Here is the full list.

Taoiseach (Brian Cowen) and Minister for Foreign Affairs (Micheal Martin) – New York and Washington D.C.

Minister for Finance (Brian Lenihan) – London

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Brendan Smith) – Munich, Berlin & Dusseldorf

Minister for Transport (Noel Dempsey) – Toronto

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Eamon Ryan) – San Francisco and New York

Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Éamon Ó Cuív) – Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne

Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (Martin Cullen) – Houston

Minister for Social and Family Affairs (Mary Hanafin) – Philadelphia and Atlanta

Attorney General (Paul Gallagher) – Seattle

Minister of State Pat Carey (Chief Whip, Defence, special responsibility for Active Citizenship) – Boston

Minister of State Barry Andrews (Health and Children) – Mumbai and New Delhi

Minister of State Trevor Sargent (Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) – Paris

Minister of State Jimmy Devins (Education and Science, Enterprise, Trade and Employment) – Chicago

Minister of State Peter Power (Foreign Affairs) – Birmingham

Minister of State John McGuinness (Enterprise, Trade and Employment) – Edinburgh and Glasgow

Minister of State Billy Kelleher (Enterprise, Trade and Employment) – Rome and Milan

I hope to find out what local reps are off for St. Patricks Day Junkets as well.

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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