The government jet was placed at the disposal of a government minister so he could vote in the Dáil against holding three by-elections and then take a late- night flight to Brussels.
The 9,000 flight for junior minister Dara Calleary was sanctioned by the Department of the Taoiseach for 29th Sept.
However, it has now emerged that Calleary took a separate flight to Brussels on Monday, 27 September on board the 'bigger' Gulfstream IV.
That journey, which lasted 190 minutes ended up costing the taxpayer close to 25,000 and also stopped off in Knock.
Calleary said it would not have been feasible for him to remain in Brussels for the entire week and that the combined 34,000 government jet bill was necessary.
Not to worry a cut in SW or child benefit or something can make up the losses on the books!!!