A FINE Gael MEP, Jim Higgins last night defended his decision to go on a three-day "study break" to a holiday island at taxpayers' expense. He claimed the three-day stay in a five-star hotel on THE Madeira island trip represented value for money because of the "important work" taking place.
For people who work so hard, we're entitled to that. You don't expect us to stay in B&Bs, do you?"
His colleagues Gay Mitchell, Mairead McGuinness and Sean Kelly declined the invitation.
'It's all s***e': MEP rounds on critics of 'study break' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie