• It has come to our attention that some users may have been "banned" when they tried to change their passwords after the site was hacked due to a glitch in the old vBulletin software. This would have occurred around the end of February and does not apply after the site was converted to Xenforo. If you believe you were affected by this, please contact a staff member or use the Contact us link at the bottom of any forum page.

What austerity? Limerick Councillor cites "banquet & glass of wine" as reason for overnight stays


williewatch

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 30, 2009
Messages
3,122
What austerity? Limerick Councillor cites "banquet & glass of wine" as reason for overnight stays

It looks like there is no austerity for some and the good times keep on rolling in Limerick city council.

According to the Limerick Leader Limerick city councillors have claim €66,000 for conferences so far this year.

Limerick city councillors claim

One member, Cllr Kevin Kiely, claimed the maximum €4,700 allowance councillors are entitled.

Cllr Kiely - who claimed €4,713 - stayed overnight at three conferences locally. His records show attendance at events in Nenagh, Tralee and the Limerick Junction, all of which included overnight stays.

His excuse for staying overnight at these fairly local venues was..."If you go to these conferences, there would normally be a banquet. If you take a glass of wine with it, you cannot drive home, you have no option but to stay overnight"

We also had some councillors who feel it appropriate that the tax payer fund their interests in literature and entertainment at great distance from Limerick :)

"Two Labour councillors – Joe Leddin and current mayor Gerry McLoughlin – ventured to Clogher, Co Tyrone, for a three-day conference celebrating the work of novelist William Carleton, while Cllr Orla McLoughlin, also of Labour, attended to the John Hewitt summer school in Co Armagh, which promised “music, drama, discussions and entertainment”."
 

Sync

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 27, 2009
Messages
28,845
Yes. Of course. If only there was an option available to us where we could go to an event and not drink.....

As an aside though, I'd struggle to spend €1600 on a night out in Nenagh if I tried.
 

Hitch 22

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 26, 2011
Messages
5,220
Yes. Of course. If only there was an option available to us where we could go to an event and not drink.....

As an aside though, I'd struggle to spend €1600 on a night out in Nenagh if I tried.
You'd be surprised.
 
Last edited:

stakerwallace

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 27, 2011
Messages
13,434
It looks like there is no austerity for some and the good times keep on rolling in Limerick city council.

According to the Limerick Leader Limerick city councillors have claim €66,000 for conferences so far this year.

Limerick city councillors claim

One member, Cllr Kevin Kiely, claimed the maximum €4,700 allowance councillors are entitled.

Cllr Kiely - who claimed €4,713 - stayed overnight at three conferences locally. His records show attendance at events in Nenagh, Tralee and the Limerick Junction, all of which included overnight stays.

His excuse for staying overnight at these fairly local venues was..."If you go to these conferences, there would normally be a banquet. If you take a glass of wine with it, you cannot drive home, you have no option but to stay overnight"

We also had some councillors who feel it appropriate that the tax payer fund their interests in literature and entertainment at great distance from Limerick :)

"Two Labour councillors – Joe Leddin and current mayor Gerry McLoughlin – ventured to Clogher, Co Tyrone, for a three-day conference celebrating the work of novelist William Carleton, while Cllr Orla McLoughlin, also of Labour, attended to the John Hewitt summer school in Co Armagh, which promised “music, drama, discussions and entertainment”."
At least the Labour guys went abroad.
 

DCon

Well-known member
Joined
May 5, 2009
Messages
5,901
I wonder which 5 star hotel in Limerick Junction charges in excess of EUR 600 per night?
 

daveL

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 29, 2010
Messages
19,593
It looks like there is no austerity for some and the good times keep on rolling in Limerick city council.

According to the Limerick Leader Limerick city councillors have claim €66,000 for conferences so far this year.

Limerick city councillors claim

One member, Cllr Kevin Kiely, claimed the maximum €4,700 allowance councillors are entitled.

Cllr Kiely - who claimed €4,713 - stayed overnight at three conferences locally. His records show attendance at events in Nenagh, Tralee and the Limerick Junction, all of which included overnight stays.

His excuse for staying overnight at these fairly local venues was..."If you go to these conferences, there would normally be a banquet. If you take a glass of wine with it, you cannot drive home, you have no option but to stay overnight"

We also had some councillors who feel it appropriate that the tax payer fund their interests in literature and entertainment at great distance from Limerick :)

"Two Labour councillors – Joe Leddin and current mayor Gerry McLoughlin – ventured to Clogher, Co Tyrone, for a three-day conference celebrating the work of novelist William Carleton, while Cllr Orla McLoughlin, also of Labour, attended to the John Hewitt summer school in Co Armagh, which promised “music, drama, discussions and entertainment”."
sounds like he was getting away from the missus
 

eoghanacht

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 18, 2006
Messages
33,340
What was stopping Kiely getting the train from Limerick Junction? There is a reason it's called Limerick Junction after all.

Irish Rail - Iarnród Éireann -

Last train is at 22:53...

You do realise that he'd have to travel with plebs like, real scruffy people.

Is this what this country has come too? Our esteemed elected officials are now expected to slum it with commuters?
 

Analyzer

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 14, 2011
Messages
46,201
It looks like there is no austerity for some and the good times keep on rolling in Limerick city council.

According to the Limerick Leader Limerick city councillors have claim €66,000 for conferences so far this year.

Limerick city councillors claim

One member, Cllr Kevin Kiely, claimed the maximum €4,700 allowance councillors are entitled.

Cllr Kiely - who claimed €4,713 - stayed overnight at three conferences locally. His records show attendance at events in Nenagh, Tralee and the Limerick Junction, all of which included overnight stays.

His excuse for staying overnight at these fairly local venues was..."If you go to these conferences, there would normally be a banquet. If you take a glass of wine with it, you cannot drive home, you have no option but to stay overnight"

We also had some councillors who feel it appropriate that the tax payer fund their interests in literature and entertainment at great distance from Limerick :)

"Two Labour councillors – Joe Leddin and current mayor Gerry McLoughlin – ventured to Clogher, Co Tyrone, for a three-day conference celebrating the work of novelist William Carleton, while Cllr Orla McLoughlin, also of Labour, attended to the John Hewitt summer school in Co Armagh, which promised “music, drama, discussions and entertainment”."
Finally, an area is being discussed where the Irish Looper Party are staying consistent.

Champagne Socialism is still in business.
 

emulator

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 20, 2010
Messages
10,262
All allowances for these conferences and Summer school scams should be stopped immediately. They should've been stopped long ago. They'll all be delighted when the property tax starts rolling in.... you may see a few more heading off to Harvard.

It puts things into perspective with the budget nearly upon us.
 

drummed

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 22, 2010
Messages
37,438
Yes. Of course. If only there was an option available to us where we could go to an event and not drink.....

As an aside though, I'd struggle to spend €1600 on a night out in Nenagh if I tried.

At least in Limerick you could buy a horse.
 

Ribeye

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 12, 2011
Messages
26,306
It just gets funnier and funnier,

Who paid for the hookers?

Comedy country:):):):):)

Lambs to the fckn slaughter:):):)

Baa!
 

Tawdy

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 4, 2011
Messages
4,532

I have been on that street in Amsterdam, funded wholey by yours truely tho. The wife was with me and we enjoyed it. If we had seen any Limerick Cllrs. rest assured we would have outed them! :lol:
 

Rocky

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 9, 2004
Messages
8,550
Bloody hell!! Nenagh has changed since O' Bahma found his Irish mates live near there. Looks like Kiely in the doorway counting the cover charge
The recession has also hit it really hard. Everyone is dressed as if it's the 70s and look at the cars.
 
Top