Overseas Ministerial Visits (2006 -2007) Year Minister Itinerary Air Travel1 Cost ¼

7,391

Hotel

Transport Costs ¼

Airport Charges ¼

Minister¶s Travelling Party
Private Secretary Press adviser Dept. official Private Secretary Press adviser Policy Adviser Dept. official Private Secretary Policy adviser Dept. official Private Secretary Press Adviser Policy adviser

2006

Michael Martin

Trade Mission to India

Economy/First

Embassy paid

2006

Michael Martin

Visit to 3GSM Barcelona

Economy

173

¼1440

2006

Michael Martin

Trade Mission to Zurich

Cancellation fee2

163

1550.05 CHF(¼995)

2006

Michael Martin

Visit to Japan/China

Economy/Upper Club Class

10,134

5,980 CNY 170,679 Yen (¼1,312)

1

When organising a Ministerial-led event overseas, Enterprise Ireland books the required flights with commercial airlines as early as possible with a view to securing the optimum flight s in terms of timings and cost. Where possible, refundable flights are booked so that no charge or at least a minimal charge is incurred if they are changed/cancelled. We cancel the flights if/when we are advised that the Government jet is being used.
2

Dublin-Zurich return (Aer Lingus)

2006

Michael Martin

Visit to Britain

Economy

365

Stg £183.25 (¼269)

Dept. official Private Secretary Press Adviser Policy adviser Private Secretary Press Adviser Policy adviser Dept. official Private Secretary Press Adviser Policy adviser Dept. official Private Secretary Policy adviser Dept. official Dept. official Private Secretary

2006

Michael Martin

Trade Mission to South Africa

Economy/Upper /Club Class

7,135

-

2006

Michael Martin

Trade Mission to Canada

Economy/Club

4,678

Canadian $1,237 (¼931)

2006

Michael Martin

Embassy/Tec hlink Dinner ± UK

Economy

442

stg £203.84 (¼299)

2006

Mary Coughlan

Food Investment Programme, USA (Minister for Agriculture)

Economy/club /first

8,632 Total ¼3,176

San Francisco Texas, Chicago Washington, Kentucky.

Year
2007

Minister
Michael Martin

Itinerary
Trade Mission to Gulf

Air Travel
Economy Club

Cost ¼
2,059

Hotel
-

Transport Costs3
9,535

Airport Charges4

Travelling Party
Private Secretary Press Adviser Policy adviser Dept. official Private Secretary Press Adviser Policy adviser Dept. official Private Secretary Policy adviser Dept. official

2007

Michael Martin

Visit to US East Coast

Club

3,247

New York US$684.62 Boston US $730.93 (¼942)

15,887

625

2007

Michael Martin

UK Embassy Dinner

Cancellation fee5

93

Stg £190 (¼279)

3

Transport Costs relate to the TOTAL transport costs for the mission including car hire for all officials, bus hire for delega tes (where relevant), and train travel for all officials (where relevant) 4 Airport Charges are for the full party including the Minister. 5 Heathrow to Cork (Aer Lingus) Economy Outward Journey (Flight BMI Business Class ± Dublin-Heathrow fully refunded)

2007

Michael Martin

Trade Mission to London ± Local Government and Techlink Trade Mission to Egypt

Economy

204

¼273

3,825

2007

Michael Martin

Economy/Club

3,356

US $ 978 (¼650)

2,720

2007

Michael Martin Michael Martin

Embassy Dinner UK Paris

Cancellation fee6 -

72

-

Private Secretary Press Adviser Policy adviser Dept. official Private Secretary Press Adviser Policy adviser Dept. official N/A

2007

-

¼1,728

2,298

670

Private Secretary Policy adviser Dept. official

6

Dublin-Heathrow, Return (Aer Lingus) Economy. Minister Martin did not attend«.Minister McGuinness attended instead.

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