Donegal County Council trip cost €8,000

statue of libertyDonegal County Council forked out almost 8,000 euro to send the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and a Council official to America for St Patricks Day.

Flights for the trip cost €2,288, accommodation cost €3,396, travel cost €1,588 and €658 was spent on presentation items.

A breakdown of the costs of sending delegations from Letterkenny and Buncrana Town Councils was sought, but no details were given.

In the past the St Patricks Days trips have been labelled "junkets" by some Cllrs and members of the public.

Cllr Jack Murray says the people of Donegal deserve an explanation on why these trips were beneficial: