Minister for Air Miles Halligan racks up enough travel to circle globe… three times!
MINISTER for Air Miles John Halligan has been all over the world since his appointment to the Government in May 2016.
His jet-set life has seen him touch down in places such as Brazil, Israel and Japan – all on official business.
The Mail on Sunday estimates that he has flown 84,905 miles since becoming Minister for Training and Skills.
That’s enough to fly around the world more than three times. To rack up the same number of air miles, the controversial independent TD would have to have flown to London and back almost once a week for the whole time he has been in office.
His latest trip – at around 12,000 miles to Thailand in Southeast Asia – has seen Mr Halligan travel the furthest, with his jaunts to Japan and Brazil coming a close second at just over 11,000 miles.
Hopefully, Mr Halligan – who is at the centre of a political storm over inappropriate interview questions – is not a nervous flier.
And even if he is a touch jittery, all those air miles from his string of foreign trips, should net the Waterford TD flights to somewhere very nice indeed for his summer holidays.
That is if the State doesn’t fund another working trip instead.