Sunday, December 09, 2012

Hogan feels heat on return from €30,000 trip
Desert mission's costs could have reversed cut in respite care grants for 92 families

MINISTER for the Environment Phil Hogan has swapped the searing heat of Doha for the chill winds of home, returning today from a week-long trip that is expected to cost close to €30,000.

The bill is enough to reverse a €325 cut to the €1,700 respite care grant – introduced by last week's Budget while Mr Hogan was in Qatar – for 92 families.

Mr Hogan and his ministerial entourage of nine spent a week at the UN talks toiling at back-to-back round table sessions, bilateral meetings and political briefing.

But the lasting image of the jaunt will be the Irish Daily Mail's pictures of the minister relaxing over drinks in his five-star hotel bar with his press adviser Yvonne Hyland, a former Fine Gael press officer.
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