Saturday 29 November 2014

HSE spent €61,000 on Harleys

Published 14/06/2014 | 02:30

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.

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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