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Executives at Dublin Port to Appear Before Oireachtas Committee

24th June 2019
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Managers at Dublin Port accept invite to discuss credit card spending, Brexit and cruise-ship business which AFLOAT adds is predominantly located within Alexandra Basin as above. Managers at Dublin Port accept invite to discuss credit card spending, Brexit and cruise-ship business which AFLOAT adds is predominantly located within Alexandra Basin as above. Photo: DPC-facebook

Executives at Dublin Port Company have agreed to appear before an Oireachtas committee to answer questions about expenditure on company credit cards and hospitality at the State-owned company.

According to The Irish Times, on Friday the Oireachtas committee on transport, tourism and sport invited executives at the country’s busiest port to discuss a number of issues, including the recent revelations around expenditure.

It emerged just over a week ago that the port managers at the company spent more than €500,000 last year on flights, restaurants and entertainment on 22 credit cards. The expenditure included almost €95,000 on the credit card of the port company’s chief executive, Eamonn O’Reilly.

The board of the port company has asked accountants Mazars to carry out an external review of credit-card expenditure and hospitality to confirm that it is “both appropriate and properly authorised”.

Click this link for more on the controversy. Click this link to read the statement by Dublin Port on the matter.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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