On the BBC last night with a Charles Stewart Parnell print arrowed
Was it for this?
Via Ian Thomas Walsh
Last week: Just William
Ian Paisley Jnr
Brendan Hughes, in The Irish News, reports:
Ian Paisley billed a Belfast charity for almost £6,000 to fly first-class to a peace conference in New York.
Others travelling to the event from Ireland and Britain, including tánaiste Simon Coveney, flew in economy – more than 10 times cheaper in price.
Political opponents branded the DUP MP “truly shameless” for recouping the high-cost travel from a charity.
It is Mr Paisley’s latest lavish trip controversy after months of criticism and parliamentary probes over holidays in the Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Previously: Under The Spotlight Again
Ian Paisley has defended claiming more expenses than any other MP, describing them as “unavoidable costs”. Mr Paisley received total costs of £232,042.33 to April 2013, according to figures released by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) yesterday. Of this, £131,837.76 went on a payroll for his four full-time and two part-time staff, while £69,943.21 went on parliamentary expenses. These include £24,904.13 on accommodation, and £45,039.08 on travel and other expenses.
It kind of puts Michelle Mulherin in the ha’penny place.
But then again, she doesn’t have to travel to the mainland.
Previously: No Wonder She Was So Happy
Albert Gonzalez/Photocall Ireland