Dáil Éireann - Volume 655 - 22 May, 2008
Written Answers. - Ministerial Travel.
Deputy Leo Varadkar Deputy Leo Varadkar
Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he personally pays the toll charges incurred on his travels; if not, the cost to the taxpayer of such tolls for each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20268/08]
Deputy Eamon Ryan Deputy Eamon Ryan
Deputy Eamon Ryan: When travelling in a private capacity I would be liable to pay toll charges as appropriate. As the Deputy will be aware, Ministers do not personally pay toll charges incurred on official travels. Ministerial cars are driven by members of an Garda Síochána. Such vehicles are exempt from tolls under section 62 of the Roads Act 1993. Accordingly, no cost arises to the Exchequer.
Question No. 291 answered with Question No. 289.
Dáil Éireann 655 Written Answers. Ministerial Travel.