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Wednesday 23 July 2014

HSE spent €61,000 on Harleys

Published 14/06/2014|02:30

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Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly
Minister for Health James Reilly

THREE Harley-Davidson motorcycles which were purchased by the HSE at a cost of €61,000 are only on the road for a few hours each week, writes Eilish O'Regan.

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They are used by the National Ambulance Service to ferry paramedics.

But they travel less than 100 kilometres per week.

The information was provided in a parliamentary reply to Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming, who questioned the use of money as each motorbike costs €21,000 each. He said he was told they only did 5,200km a year, which works out at less than 100km a week.

A spokesman for the HSE said tenders were invited and Harley Davidson offered the lowest quotation.

Irish Independent

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