Councillors’ conferences: Who went where?

Sam Matthews

Reporter:

Sam Matthews

Cllr Pat Milea
Below is a list of destinations where councillors attended conferences in 2013, in many cases staying overnight. Figures immediately after each councillor’s name are what they claimed for training and education allowance for the year.

Below is a list of destinations where councillors attended conferences in 2013, in many cases staying overnight. Figures immediately after each councillor’s name are what they claimed for training and education allowance for the year.

Pat Millea (FF): €5,074.38. Nine conferences: Westport, Mayo (three occasions); Galway (three occasions); Tralee, Kerry (two occasions); and Monaghan.

Andrew McGuinness (FF): €5,046.47. Eight conferences: Westport, Mayo (three occasions); Tralee, Kerry (three occasions); and Galway (two occasions).

Tommy Prendergast (Lab): €5,014.15. Twelve conferences: Bunratty, Clare (three occasions); Tralee, Kerry (two occasions); Carlingford, Louth (two occasions; Rosscarbery, Cork; Carrick-on-Shannon; Portlaoise; Gorey, Wexford; Bunclody, Wexford.

Eamon Aylward (FF): €4,773.66. Eight conferences: Carlingford, Louth (four occasions); Roscarberry, Cork (two occasions) Ballybunion, Kerry; and Galway.

Billy Ireland: (FG): €4,723.87. Eight conferences: Rosscarbery, Cork (two occasions); Bundoran, Donegal; Letterkenny, Donegal; Carlingford, Louth; Ennistymon, Clare; Gorey, Wexford; and Waterford.

Michael O’Brien (Lab): €4,702.24. Nine conferences: Carlingford, Louth (three occasions); Rosscarbery, Cork (two occasions); Bunratty, Clare; Waterford; Kittyclogher, Leitrim; and Carrick-on-Shannon.

Mary Hilda Cavanagh (FG): €4,700. Eleven conferences: Galway (five occasions); Tralee, Kerry (two occasions); Roscarberry, Cork (two occasions); Westport, Mayo; and Waterford.

John Brennan (FG): €4,700. Eight conferences: Letterkenny, Donegal (three occasions); Westport, Mayo; Tralee, Kerry; Limerick; Gorey, Wexford; and Leighlinbridge, Carlow.

Jane Moran (FG): €4,694.08. Nine conferences: Carlingford, Louth (two occasions); Bunratty, Clare (two occasions); Roscarberry, Cork; Kenmare, Kerry; Killarney, Kerry; and Galway.

Catherine Connery (FG): €4,472.46. Nine conferences: Rosscarbery, Cork (two occasions); New Ross, Wexford; Gorey, Wexford; Leighlinbridge, Carlow; Ennistymon, Clare; Killarney, Kerry; Tralee, Kerry; Westport, Mayo.

Maurice Shortall (Lab): €4,440.78. Ten conferences: Bunratty, Clare (two occasions); Tralee, Kerry (two occasions); Letterkenny, Donegal (two occasions); Westport, Mayo; Limerick; Gorey, Wexford; and Carlingford, Louth.

Cora Long (FF): €4,397.48. Seven conferences: Westport, Mayo (two occasions); Galway; Ballybunion, Kerry; Carlingford, Louth; Tralee, Kerry; Rosscarbery, Cork.

Matt Doran (FF): €4,309.67. Eight conferences: Galway (four occasions); Tralee, Kerry; Killarney, Kerry; Westport, Mayo; and Rosscarbery, Cork.

John Coonan (FF): €3,434.64. Seven conferences: Galway (four occasions); Westport, Mayo; Letterkenny, Donegal; and Tralee, Kerry.

Fidelis Doherty (FG): €2,922.69. Eleven conferences: New Ross, Wexford (two occasions); Dublin (two occasions); Dungarvan, Waterford; Cahir, Tipperary; Waterford; Gorey, Wexford; Enniscorthy, Wexford; and Portlaoise.

Marie Fizpatrick (Lab): €2,328.12. Five conferences: Rosscarbery, Cork (three occasions); and Carlingford, Louth (two occasions).

Martin Brett (FG): €2,304.54. Five conferences: Bunratty, Clare; New Ross, Wexford; Waterford; Gorey, Wexford; Ennistymon, Clare.

Anne-Marie Irish (FG): €2,100. Course, Waterford IT.

Tom Maher (FG): €2,091.71. Four conferences: Gorey, Wexford; Westport, Mayo; Rosscarbery, Cork; Letterkenny, Donegal.

Pat Dunphy (FG): €1,704.28. Five conferences: Carlingford, Louth; Waterford; Leighlinbridge, Carlow; Portlaoise; and Letterkenny, Donegal.

Sean Treacy (FF): €1,617.34. Four conferences: Roscarbery, Cork; Waterford; Galway; Bunratty, Clare.

Malcolm Noonan (Green): €1,163.21. Four conferences: Dublin (four occasions).

Tomas Breathnach (Lab): €185.15. One conference: Horse and Jockey, Tipperary.

Cllrs Pat Crowley, Paul Cuddihy and David Fitzgerald did not claim expenses for conferences.