Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (179)

Brendan Howlin


179. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Finance the cost to his Department of attending the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2018; the costs incurred by travel, accommodation, attendance fees and other items; the names of those that attended paid for by his Department; the individual costs attached to each and all other sundry costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9804/18]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

Details of costs incurred to date by my Department for attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos are set out in the table below. It is not possible to provide a final figure at this stage as a number of outstanding costs have yet to be charged to my Department.




Sundry and Subsistence

Minister Paschal Donohoe, TD


Government Jet*


Nicholas O’Brien, Assistant Secretary




Michelle O’Connor, Private Secretary




Deborah Sweeney, Special Adviser




*As I travelled from Dublin to Zurich (return) on the Government Jet, an administration charge of €20 was incurred on the cancellation of a commercial flight.