Release: €65 million in Department of Foreign Affairs spending data

[If you support our work, we recommend €50/year] This is a datadump of all spending by the Department of Foreign Affairs across a wide range of categories for 2015. Included is the €46,000-a-month spent on renting a residence for the Ambassador in Tokyo, as well as the €5,400-a-month for a home for our most senior diplomat in the Vatican. Also in there is the €165,000 for an armoured car for our man in Ramallah, and €60,000 for a non-armoured Mercedes Benz for the Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. It includes €250,000 for furniture removal, and just over €220,000 on business class flights out of a €2million+ bill for airfares. About €180,000 was spent on hotels, with the biggest bill of €5,752 charged to the protocol division by the five-star Glenlo Abbey in Galway for hosting the German President. Another large cost was “maintenance”, mostly to houses and embassies rented by the department. One contract was just over €210,000. Cars cost more than €750,000, with €69,000 spent in Ethiopia, €64,000 in Mozambique and €37,000 in Uganda — countries in which Irish Aid, the state’s overseas aid agency, is active. A bill of €475,000 was run up on official entertainment, while a chauffeuring company was paid more than €50,000. Dublin Airport Authority was paid €16,400 for VIP lounges and other services. Across the network of embassies and consulates, the bill for cable and satellite television came to €72,000 with the highest at Ireland’s UN office and consulates in New York. Cleaning bills for the diplomatic buildings exceeded €1m. The department also paid €186,654 in “settlement costs” to former local staff at the Irish embassy in Lesotho, following its closure in 2014. Here is the raw data: Download raw data here. Continue reading “Release: €65 million in Department of Foreign Affairs spending data”

Release: €2.6bn of State spending

all the way to the Information Commissioner, who found against us last year. They wouldn’t even release a breakdown per public body because they said it would be too complex (and onerous) (anyone who knows SQL knows that can’t be true). We believe there to be no barrier to the Department publishing the entire dataset, which they’ve cleaned and annotated. Download here. Continue reading “Release: €2.6bn of State spending”

Longford County Council operational expenditure (other) 2011

Ap/Ar ID(T) EURO IRISH PUBLIC BODIES MUTUAL INS LTD 1,850,934.19 LONGFORD LETTING & PROPERYTY MANAGEMENT LTD 76,955.00 MARSH IRELAND LTD (GALWAY) 74,013.58 JACKIE WHITE 39,279.00 CORNMILL MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD 39,168.00 IGOE HOMES 36,175.00 CREEGAN MCCABE 26,300.00 PAUL O BYRNE 23,400.00 CHAZEY PROPERTIES 22,565.00 FINTAN BRENNAN 20,400.00 BRIAN KANE 19,465.00 JOSEPH DOYLE 18,733.00 FRANK & MARY GREENE 18,000.00 JOHN COSTELLO 18,000.00 O MAHONYS 17,532.84 Personal Information 17,000.00 WILLIE MORAN 16,275.00 JOHN KILCOMMINS 13,281.00 DECLAN & VERONICA GAHAN 13,200.00 PATRICK CRAWFORD 13,200.00 TOM COMERFORD 13,200.00 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES LTD 12,995.60 PROPERTY MATTERS 12,300.00 BRENDAN KEARNEY 11,880.00 JAMES BRESLIN 11,640.00 PETER LYNCH 11,500.00 LPJ CONTRACTORS 11,400.00 BRIAN CONNAUGHTON 10,650.00 DENIS SMYTH 10,500.00 GRAFTON COURT BOOKS 9,697.16 JOHN MCKEON 9,602.00 TERRY GORRY 9,600.00 TRACEY HANNIFIN 9,600.00 MATTHEW KELLY 9,211.00 LEO MCCABE 9,000.00 MATTIE MC GIVNEY & JOHN SHERIDAN 9,000.00 VINCENT WELDON 9,000.00 DECLAN KIERNAN 8,700.00 JOSEPH DELANEY 8,700.00 JOHN HUGHES 8,666.00 DAVID O DONNELL & MICK SPILLANE 8,648.00 BODALE DEVELOPMENTS 8,400.00 DEREK SHERIDAN 8,400.00 LORNA HEALY 8,400.00 JOHN SOUHAN 8,100.00 MICHAEL MC GUINNESS 7,920.00 ANGELA CARR 7,800.00 ANNE DONLON 7,800.00 DAVE DELANEY 7,800.00 DAVE DOHERTY 7,800.00 ENDA MURTAGH 7,800.00 MARJORIE CARNEY 7,800.00 MARK CADAM 7,800.00 MATTHEW MULLEN 7,800.00 MICHAEL DENNANY 7,800.00 MICHAEL FORKAN 7,800.00 NOEL CASSIDY 7,800.00 NOELLA O REILLY 7,800.00 Personal Information 7,800.00 SEAMUS HORAN 7,800.00 SEAN CONEFREY 7,800.00 FRANCIS MCNERNEY 7,560.00 ORAZIO FORTE 7,560.00 THE BOOK NEST 7,509.77 MARTINA & ANDREW WALSH 7,440.00 THOMAS FITZGERALD 7,440.00 CATHAL GILTRAPP 7,300.00 ANN & PAT O´BRIEN 7,200.00 AUSTIN TRAPPE 7,200.00 CATHERINE GALLIGAN 7,200.00 COLIN MCGUINNESS 7,200.00 GEMMA LARKIN 7,200.00 GERARD HEARTY 7,200.00 GERARD MACKLE 7,200.00 JOAN KELLY (NEE MARTIN) 7,200.00 JOHN FINN 7,200.00 JOHN MC CORMACK 7,200.00 JOHN MC KIERNAN 7,200.00 JOHN QUINN 7,200.00 KATHTRINA FURLONG 7,200.00 MARTIN REILLY 7,200.00 MICHAEL & BARBARA O MALLEY 7,200.00 MICHAEL KEARNEY 7,200.00 MICHAEL LARKIN 7,200.00 PAT FAUGHNAN 7,200.00 PATRICIA MULLIGAN 7,200.00 Personal Information 7,200.00 PETER BOOTH 7,200.00 PHILIP GEOFFREY HARVEY 7,200.00 ROSE MOCKLER 7,200.00 SUSAN REYNOLDS 7,200.00 VINCENT FLYNN 7,200.00 TERRACOTTA CONSTRUCTION LIMITED 7,150.00 TREVOR CARTER 6,960.00 LIAM BOLGER 6,840.00 RENATO PIZZI 6,840.00 GERARD SMYTH 6,744.00 JOHN & ELAINE NALLY 6,717.00 SEAN CASSIDY 6,670.00 DAVID MULLIGAN 6,600.00 DEREK MURPHY 6,600.00 EDEL STARR 6,600.00 ENDA CLAFFEY 6,600.00 ENDA FLYNN 6,600.00 EUGENE MCCORMACK 6,600.00 GEORGE BELTON 6,600.00 GERRY KENNEDY 6,600.00 JAMES & ANN SHAUGHNESSY 6,600.00 JAMES & MARY HALLIGAN 6,600.00 JAMES MADDEN 6,600.00 JAMES MURTAGH 6,600.00 JESSICA GOLDERICK 6,600.00 JOHN CORCORAN/DES MC GUIRE 6,600.00 JOHN KEEGAN 6,600.00 JOHN MAGEE 6,600.00 JOHN MC GOWAN 6,600.00 JOHN WHITE 6,600.00 JOSEPH LEWIS 6,600.00 JOSEPHINE NYAZIKA 6,600.00 KIRSTEN MULLINS 6,600.00 KPLG PROPERTY PARTNERS 6,600.00 MAREL DEVELOPMENTS LTD 6,600.00 MARK CUNNINGHAM CONSULTING ENGINEERING 6,600.00 MARTHA ROSNEY & UNA ROSNEY 6,600.00 MAUREEN O KEEFFE 6,600.00 MICHAEL & BERNIE MOLLAGHAN 6,600.00 MICHAEL & LINDA WALLACE 6,600.00 NOREEN MCKENZIE 6,600.00 PAT DURNING 6,600.00 PATRICK MC DONAGH 6,600.00 PATRICK MOLLAGHAN 6,600.00 Personal Information 6,600.00 PETER DEEGAN 6,600.00 RICHARD TREHY 6,600.00 ROBERT O´LEARY 6,600.00 THOMAS MCCORMACK 6,600.00 MARY BHAWNANI 6,480.00 BERNARD MC DONNELL 6,406.00 INTERLEAF TECHNOLOGY LTD 6,391.70 ANN MARIE COLLINS 6,300.00 ENDA CASSIDY 6,300.00 JEAN BIRD 6,300.00 MICHELLE MULLIGAN 6,240.00 SEAN BRADY 6,210.00 EAMONN & CARMEL TYNAN 6,192.00 PHILIP O DEA 6,139.00 DEREK DUFFY 6,050.00 EOIN POWER 6,050.00 KEVIN QUINN 6,050.00 ALAN HANLY 6,000.00 ALAN HOGAN 6,000.00 ANNE WALSH 6,000.00 DIARMUID MCNAMEE 6,000.00 EIMEAR REILLY 6,000.00 FRANCES KELLY & THOMAS CARROLL 6,000.00 GARY & URSULA MAC GABHANN 6,000.00 IAN BOWDEN 6,000.00 LEO OWENS 6,000.00 LORRAINE QUINN 6,000.00 LOUGHDAVAN CONSTRUCTION LTD 6,000.00 MICHAEL BARKER 6,000.00 MICHAEL OATES 6,000.00 MULLINGAR FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD 6,000.00 MYLES CREEGAN 6,000.00 PAT & LISA WHELAN 6,000.00 PATRICK NOLAN 6,000.00 PAUL MARTIN 6,000.00 PIERCE & MAURA COMERFORD 6,000.00 SEAMUS & IRENE DOWD 6,000.00 SEAMUS KANE 6,000.00 THOMAS & MARY MC CORMACK 6,000.00 ANDREW SMITH 5,880.00 CORMAC SMITH 5,850.00 COLM LEONARD 5,760.00 PAULINE GRAY 5,750.00 DONAL BUCKLEY 5,707.30 OLWEN COONEY 5,701.00 EAMON LYNCH 5,700.00 GERRY CHANEY & PATRICK DUFFY 5,700.00 PATRICK MORAN 5,645.00 PETER GALLIGAN 5,520.00 BRENDAN & FIONA FALLON 5,500.00 DR SYED ALI 5,500.00 ALAN & JANET JONES 5,495.00 DAVID MC CORMACK 5,471.00 WILLIAM WALSH 5,410.00 AILEEN & BRENDAN DERVAN 5,400.00 COLM MC GREAL 5,400.00 DAN & LOUISE MAGAN 5,400.00 DERMOT MCGUINNESS 5,400.00 ERIN BARRETT 5,400.00 FERGUS DARCY 5,400.00 JAN CUMISKEY 5,400.00 JIM FITZGERALD 5,400.00 JOHN MURPHY 5,400.00 MARIE FOGARTY 5,400.00 NEIL RAWLE 5,400.00 PAUL CURLEY 5,400.00 Personal Information 5,400.00 Personal Information 5,400.00 SEAMUS ROSS 5,400.00 LEO BUCKLEY 5,394.00 Personal Information 5,322.60 JAMES ROCHE 5,200.00 HARRY SKELLY 5,196.00 JOHN WALSHE & MARY GIBLIN 5,196.00 DECLAN TANSEY 5,160.00 MARY CASEY 5,160.00 PAULINE O SHEA 5,160.00 ANDREW O CONNELL 5,100.00 CONOR MC CARTHY 5,100.00 MATHONA MC DONAGH 5,100.00 PATRICIA KEAVENEY 5,100.00 Personal Information 5,100.00 Personal Information 5,078.00 JOHN BUCKLEY 5,065.00 DARRAGH KELLY 5,040.00 ASHLING & STEPHEN DIXON 5,033.00 DENISE HIGGINS 5,001.00 DIAL A CHEF CATERING 4,982.43 PETER & MARTINA GILLIVAN 4,933.00 GERRY FARRELL 4,900.00 PAUL REYNOLDS 4,900.00 TRACEY SMITH 4,805.00 AINE KEIGHRAN 4,800.00 BERNARD GARVEY 4,800.00 FELIX & NICOLA WILSON 4,800.00 IRVINE FERRIS 4,800.00 JOE DUFFY 4,800.00 JOSEPH & HANNAH O´REILLY 4,800.00 LIAM BROWNE 4,800.00 MARK MCGUINNESS 4,800.00 MARY TYNAN 4,800.00 MICHAEL SHAW 4,800.00 MURT O´BRIEN 4,800.00 PATRICK QUAINE 4,800.00 PAUL FLOOD 4,800.00 Personal Information 4,800.00 SEAMUS KENNY 4,800.00 TIMMY FITZPATRICK 4,800.00 Personal Information 4,737.00 BART KANE 4,620.00 EAMON O´REILLY 4,620.00 NICK KILLANE 4,500.00 Personal Information 4,457.00 BRIAN A LENEHAN 4,258.00 EUGENE & SHEENA O BRIEN 4,232.00 EDDIE NAUGHTON 4,200.00 ULVERSCROFT LARGE PRINT BOOKS 4,069.43 JOE BYRNE 4,050.00 KAY SMYTH 3,934.00 FREDA CONNAUGHTON 3,900.00 PADDY CASSIDY 3,744.00 COLIN & SHANNON FARRELL 3,600.00 GERRY BUCKLEY 3,600.00 CHRISTY PARKER 3,531.00 EDWARD CASEY 3,500.00 BALLYRYE LTD 3,441.50 BESPOKE CONSTRUCTION C/O GRANT THORNTON 3,420.00 BRIGHT BOOKS SUPPLIES LTD 3,360.27 KAREN BRODER 3,280.00 HUGH FAGAN 3,150.00 JOHN & CHRISTINA BARRY 3,145.00 THERESE MCKIERNAN 3,120.00 AIDEEN REYNOLDS 3,080.00 MICHAEL JOYCE 3,000.00 GERRY MCCABE 2,776.00 NOEL O DONNELL 2,610.50 BERNARD O NEILL 2,598.00 MEL KILRANE 2,598.00 JOHN FERGUSON 2,400.00 MICHAEL SPILLANE 2,381.00 THOMAS BROWNE 2,170.00 HOMECARE INSULATION LTD 2,155.00 Personal Information 2,155.00 JOHN FARRELL 2,076.00 Personal Information 2,005.00 FRANK GREENE PROPERTY SALES 2,000.00 LONGFORD ARMS HOTEL 1,853.55 IRISH LIBRARY SUPPLIERS LTD 1,741.90 THOMAS MC CORMACK 1,650.00 GERARD P NAUGHTON 1,600.00 EDWARD DENNISTON & CO LTD 1,477.05 TURNERS SWIFT PRINT LTD 1,476.20 COONEYS HOTEL 1,450.00 ALAN JENKINS 1,400.00 THE GREVILLE ARMS 1,373.45 GARY ROBINSON 1,300.00 DREAMLINES ENTERTAINMENT LTD 1,234.64 PETER BRADY 1,200.00 GREY WIZARD DESIGN 1,167.53 RONAN MEELEY 1,140.00 JAMES FITZGERALD 1,032.00 Personal Information 954.30 COMMUNITY INSURANCES CONSULTANTS LTD 827.31 WILLIAM FARRELL PHOTOGRAPHY 800.00 JOSEPH & TERESA KIERNAN 763.00 SKELLYS BAR 735.48 CENTRE NEWS 698.85 PAT & ROSE MCCANN 694.00 BILLY HAWNEY 650.00 DOMINICK COMERFORD 630.00 Personal Information 600.00 GERALDINE BOYLE 550.00 MIDLAND TROPHIES 520.00 ELIZABETH FAGAN 500.00 FUTA FATA 479.87 HANLYS SHOP 457.30 FLANAGANS TAKE AWAY 398.90 FOUR MASTERS PRESS 360.00 Personal Information 358.27 Personal Information 340.00 LUIGIS FAST FOOD 326.30 Personal Information 320.00 COLLUM & BARLEY HARBOUR AMENITY GROUP 306.45 ROBERT MONTGOMERY 295.00 IRISH RAPTOR RESEARCH CENTRE (EAGLES FLYING) 280.00 Personal Information 246.20 Personal Information 240.00 TIGH FILÍ 240.00 Personal Information 235.00 BACKSTAGE THEATRE LTD 218.76 SUPERSAMS 216.90 Personal Information 200.00 ANNE SKELLY 192.00 LONGFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY 180.00 GIRASOLE PIZZA & PASTA RESTAURANT 172.00 CLARUS PRESS 165.00 Personal Information 160.00 RED ROSE CAFE 160.00 SEAFIELD HOTEL 140.00 THE RUSTIC INN 133.00 STEAK HOUSE RESTAURANT 112.10 Personal Information 110.50 AUDIOGO LIMITED 110.03 BOOKPOINT LTD 107.92 CAREER CHOICE 101.70 AUDREY HEALY 100.00 Personal Information 100.00 TORANN NA DTONN 100.00 Personal Information 99.90 FRONTLINE MAGAZINE LTD 95.00 INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 86.00 TIME WARNER PUBLISHING B V 84.78 MIDLAND TROPHIES 80.00 Personal Information 80.00 Personal Information 75.00 Personal Information 64.00 Personal Information 60.00 GRANARD INN CHINESE (THU BUI LE THI) 59.00 Personal Information 57.00 ELM PUBLICATIONS 55.46 METRO EIREANN 52.00 Personal Information 50.00 VIEWMOUNT BED & BREAKFAST 50.00 THE HOPE FOUNDATION 47.50 COURTWOOD BOOKS 47.00 DURKINS LONGFORD LTD 45.00 CORK UNIVERSITY PRESS 39.00 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 38.00 INVOLVE LTD 25.00 Personal Information 23.00 INSHORE IRELAND 20.00 RECI 17.30 Accruals and Overhead Allocations -430,469.15 ]]>

Longford County Council consultancy/professional fees 2011

Ap/Ar ID(T) EURO E C GEARTY (SOLICITOR) 235,209.67 ORDNANCE SURVEY OFFICE 45,626.28 LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES BOARD 26,199.75 NATIONAL UNIV OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH 25,483.21 RPS CONSULTANT ENGINEERS 24,000.05 DR NIALL DONOHOE 23,884.59 GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF IRELAND 22,000.00 MATHESON ORMSBY PRENTICE 20,338.97 MIRIAM WALSH 18,911.60 STEPHEN BYRNE BARRISTER AT LAW 17,696.25 KEVIN MURPHY 13,241.19 NIALL NALLY 11,323.49 EDEL BIGGINS 10,419.29 FOROIGE 10,000.00 BRENDAN LESLIE 8,932.74 TOBIN CONSULTING ENGINEERS 8,801.87 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 8,672.07 THE COMMISSIONER OF VALUATION 6,750.00 STATE LABORATORY 6,168.00 DOWNEY HYNES PARTNERSHIP 5,791.06 PMS PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD 4,720.51 OFFICE OF THE STATE PATHOLOGIST 3,998.26 DR MEL GORMAN 3,931.00 DR PADRAIG MC GARRY 3,403.30 CO OPERATION IRELAND 3,000.00 BOTTLE GREEN DESIGN 2,190.00 MALACHI F. CULLEN 2,105.81 THE DAMP STORE 1,815.00 ABATE COUNSELLING & EAP LIMITED 1,785.58 CHRIS THOMPSON 1,740.00 FRS FIRE & RISK SOLLUTIONS LTD 1,588.13 QUINN BROS 1,534.28 NOEL MONAHAN 1,400.00 BEHAN & ASSOCIATES 1,300.75 MR FRANK BYRNE 1,286.04 LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES BOARD 1,000.00 CREATE INTERACTIVE 919.60 BARRY HICKEY & HENDERSON SOLICITORS 907.50 VARMING CONSULTING ENGINEERS 847.00 PROPERTY REGISTRATION AUTHORITY 800.00 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS LTD 750.00 JOANNE SWEENEY 600.00 P J DONOGHUE 586.00 DALTON AUCTIONEERING 556.60 ANDREW CUNNINGHAM 507.07 LAND REGISTRY 500.00 CLAIRE KEEGAN 500.00 RÉ Ó LAIGHLÉIS 500.00 PETER J MCHUGH & CO 484.00 VISION-NET.IE 484.00 IP FORENSICS 478.97 COMPANIES REGISTRATION OFFICE 450.00 GERRY WYNNE 450.00 CCAS LIMITED 441.30 DR JOHN KEENAN 440.00 SEAN HARRINGTON ARCHITECTS 419.33 ANNE SKELLY 400.00 IPA (PUBLISHING AND SALES) 379.56 CHRISTOPHE LOMBARDI 360.00 ALAN EARLEY 350.00 DERMOT M MACDERMOT & CO SOLICITORS 344.38 BACKSTAGE THEATRE LTD 330.00 DR FRANCESCA M BRETT 321.40 UNIT4 BUSINESS SOFTWARE(IRELAND) LTD 314.60 MARTINA BARRY 300.00 LILIANA PATRICIA MURPHY 300.00 PHILOMENA MURPHY 300.00 BELINDA MC KEON 300.00 KEVIN MURPHY 280.00 DR F.W. FREEMAN 270.00 SHIRLEY MARKLEY 250.00 ULSTER BANK SERVICES LTD 250.00 MARY CLARE IGOE 250.00 HANNAH CARLETON 250.00 TRIONA NI CHNAIMHSI 200.00 VODAFONE IRELAND LIMITED 180.00 GREY WIZARD DESIGN 170.25 LANDDIRECT.IE 150.00 ALISON ENRIGHT BARRISTER AT LAW 140.00 MET EIREANN 80.00 EMOBILE 75.00 MIDOC 60.00 DR KEVIN FLANAGAN 50.00 GARDA JOHN NAUGHTON 15.64 EDEL FALLON 0.00 Accruals and Overhead Allocations -59,471.61 545,069.33 ]]>

Printing costs of Oireachtas members

The top 20 Members: Member Amount Richard Bruton € 18,935.17 Robert Dowds € 11,694.80 Regina Doherty € 9,180.03 Richard Boyd Barrett € 6,865.95 Mary Mitchell OConnor € 6,114.87 Lucinda Creighton € 4,831.80 Alan Farrell € 4,817.51 Philip Hogan € 4,794.51 Sandra McLellan € 4,625.99 Micheal Martin € 4,584.02 Patrick ODonovan € 4,331.31 Niall Collins € 4,070.34 Derek Keating € 3,939.11 Robert Troy € 3,866.18 Martin Conway € 3,855.58 Mark Daly € 3,563.76 Martin Heydon € 3,368.14 Patrick Nulty € 3,304.75 Frances Fitzgerald € 3,284.32 Marcella Corcoran Kennedy € 3,187.62 And the full results: Data Data This is the breakdown by party membership: ]]>