Councillors on two of Dublin's four local authorities have vetoed moves to slash the amount they can spend on foreign "junkets" to an average of €1,000 per person.
County councillors veto
the decision means councillors will still be entitled to €3,000 each per year, with the possibility of "redistributing" any of their unused allowance to fellow council members.
Among the recent trips sanctioned by Fingal council were attendance at a winter conference in Bermuda and a separate trip to Brazil.
"The rationale which has been given is basically that it is training and education, that they need to be kept up to speed with various policy options,"
This country is broke apparently !!!