Ian Paisley splashes charity’s cash, whilst tanaiste goes economy to New York…

Nice work if you can get it. Brendan Hughes of the Irish News has been doing a little digging

IAN Paisley billed a Belfast charity for almost £6,000 to fly first-class to a peace conference in New York.

Others travelling to the event from Ireland and Britain, including tánaiste Simon Coveney, flew in economy – more than 10 times cheaper in price.

Political opponents branded the DUP MP “truly shameless” for recouping the high-cost travel from a charity.

Sam McBride tells Slugger it was above board and in the Parliamentary register. But, what on earth was he thinking?

Airbus A318-112 CJ Elite, British Airways, over London 16.09.09” by KrzysztofTe Foto Blog is licensed under CC BY

Airbus A318-112 CJ Elite, British Airways, over London 16.09.09” by KrzysztofTe Foto Blog is licensed under CC BY

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