Friday 9 December 2016

Dempsey can't lecture shoppers

Published 11/08/2010 | 05:00

Transport Minister Noel Dempsey is part of the Government that, before and after Christmas, was berating so-called "unpatriotic" shoppers for shopping across the border in Northern Ireland.

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At least those shoppers had already paid income tax on the money they were spending outside the jurisdiction.

By choosing to land the government jet in Derry Airport, rather than at a Donegal airport, Mr Dempsey -- who should be keenly aware of an airport's need for landing fees -- ensured that Derry and not Donegal would benefit from the taxpayers' money.

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