Government spent almost €3 million on chartered flights to send Irish troops abroad

Government spent almost €3 million on chartered flights to send Irish troops abroad

THE DEPARTMENT OF Defence spent almost €3m in a five year period renting aircraft and on civilian flight tickets to ferry Irish troops to peacekeeping missions across the world, according to newly-revealed documents. The chartering of the civilian aircraft, along with pilots and crew, was utilised to transport military personnel because the Irish Air Corps … Read more

Brexit funds of €35m to be directed to coastal communities to improve piers and harbours

Brexit funds of €35m to be directed to coastal communities to improve piers and harbours

European Brexit funds worth €35 million are to be directed to port and coastal communities to improve publicly-owned piers and harbours. The fund, which will be administered by the Department of Agriculture, will be paid out of the EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) fund. It will be targeted at rejuvenating public piers and harbours in … Read more