How we paid for life coaching, potted plants and sandwiches - Irish, Business - Independent.ie
Sunday October 10 2010
THE Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources spent tens of thousands of euro of taxpayers' money on life coaching courses, bicycles, taxis and sponsorship under ministers Noel Dempsey and his replacement, Eamon Ryan.
Documents released to the Sunday Independent under the Freedom of Information Act detail all departmental spending of over €500 per item between 2007 to the end of August 2010. Some of the spending is quite remarkable according to the files, which we obtained last Thursday.