Minister Splashes out

Regular readers will be aware that we are all about offering excellent value deals for our customers. The aim of our service is to compare prices from several firms in order to find the best deal.

This is obviously something that the former Irish Minister John O’Donoghue failed to do during trips to Britain in 2006 and 2007. According to a recent report the minister’s bill for car hire came to a truly staggering €21,289.57

There were four visits in total of which three involved visits to the Cheltenham and Ascot race festivals. There was also a visit to London for some television commitments. The largest bill came in 2006 during St Patrick’s week when over seven and a half thousand euro was spent on car hire pickups.

The Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism has defended the costs saying these trips were necessary in order to promote Irish tourism while every effort was made to find cheap rates.