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Who had themselves beautified in Florida?

November 26th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Irish Politics

You may remember one of the more salacious details in FĂ?Sgate is the payment of a bill via a FAS credit card to Solutions Nail and Beauty Bar in Florida in August 2005.

How many Government Ministers were in Florida in August 2005? We know Mary Hanafin was therebut was Mary Harney also away at that time with her husband Brian Geoghegan? – who as you may remember was the Chairperson of FĂ?S at the time (appointed by .Minister Harney before they married.) Harney now says that she had a blowdry or two in 2004 paid for by FĂ?S.

Give it a few hours and I think we’ll be hearing rather more about ministerial hairdos and the like!


RTE reporting on Harney hairdo but she says no…not in 2005 anyway!

Harney denies $410 bill

Responding to rumours that the $410 bill related to Mary Harney her spokesman said she was not in Florida in 2005.

However she did go to a FĂ?S event the previous year and had a wash and blow dry in preparation for some events but that this would not have amounted to $410.

Update 2

Leo Varadkar was on to this earlier today.

I’m looking for Hanafin’s denial now.

Update 3

Minister Harney did have her hair done and it was paid for by FAS but says it did not cost $410 – Cowen says she has explained her part of it. Varadkar wonders why it did not come out the Minister’s personal expenses and why did FĂ?S pay for it?

Which leads me to wonder what do Ministers claim for as expenses? And are they all FOIable??

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