One of the first names to stand out for me in the Oireachtas database was this:
45544 Stephen Kearon 300200061626018 – OSS Min SA RSA – FullyVouch(A) IT services Web Hosting €3250 23/04/2009
Of course I recognised the name – after many hearty disagreements on Twitter with @skearon. Stephen is a former adviser to Dick Roche, from Wicklow, and I think it would be fair to describe him as a strong Fianna Fail member. In 2009, €3,250 was charged to the Oireachtas for “IT services Web Hosting” in relation to a Minister. I wonder which Minister that could be? As someone who hosts websites myself, €3,250 seems a bit steep.