They say that news is something that someone somewhere does not want the public to know. We were never meant to know how much public money President McAleese spent mourning the dead Pope John Paul 11. Thanks to Ken Foxe of the Sunday Tribune we know more than we were supposed to know. Someone somewhere is not happy about this.
Department refuses to comment on President's expensesAll records relating to President McAleese are supposed to be exempt from legislation governing freedom of information and are not available to the public.
THE Department of Health has said it will not comment on any contacts between itself and Áras an Uachtaráin over the inadvertent release of expenses relating to President Mary McAleese.
Details of the President's travel arrangements on an official trip abroad for the funeral of Pope John Paul II were published in the Sunday Tribune last Sunday.
It is understood contact was made between Áras an Uachtaráin and the department last week inquiring as to how the documents found their way into the public domain.