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FOI Request 14/009





Sandra Mallon


3rd Floor,
Embassy House,
Dublin 4. 


The Irish Daily Mail 


FOI Request 14/009


1. The itinerary of a trip taken by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and President Michael D Higgins to South Africa in December. (Official business, meetings with dignitaries, visits to locations of interest, leisure time and entertainment etc.)

2. The names of any officials, staff or family members that accompanied the Tánaiste and President on the trip.

3. The total cost of the trip.

4. A breakdown of the costs (flights – including which airline and seat type, accommodation, restaurant bills, gifts, taxis, and other transport, gratuities offered etc.

5. Itemised copies of receipts in possession of the Oireachtas Commission relating to expenses claimed by the Tánaiste and every other member of the delegation, including President Higgins.

6. Itemised copies of receipts from use of any official credit cards on the trip. 


23rd January 2014


14th February 2014


Request 14/009

Reply 14/009