Enda is off to meet with the German Kaiser Angela Merkel in Berlin today to discuss Ireland's 2013 EU Council Presidency which begins on January 1st .
He will be taking the Government Jet which costs €3,790 an hour to fly , it has previously being reported that Enda has accounted for almost half of the money spent on flying ministers around since they came to power . Link
My question is this , why did Enda not discuss the Presidency a couple of weeks ago when he met Merkel at the EU summit in Brussels on 18/19 october or why could he not just pick up the telephone like he did with the sovereign debt talks . Is it really that important that it merits spending thousands of euro of hard pressed taxpayers money ?