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Ministerial Travel.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 28 June 2005

Tuesday, 28 June 2005

Questions (771)

Pat Breen


773 Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Defence the cost to his Department of providing travel arrangements for the Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism’s official business on 21 June 2005 (details supplied). [22516/05]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Defence)

On 21 June 2005, the Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism used an Air Corps Dauphin helicopter to travel from Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel to Ennis, the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare and on to Ballinrobe, County Mayo. This involved a flying time of one hour 35 minutes. The direct hourly flying cost of the Dauphin helicopter is calculated as €1,700, which includes maintenance, fuel, and support services.