Poor Gilmore has to slum it on trip
Spare a thought for poor auld Eamon Gilmore. The Tanaiste had to 'slum it' at Dublin Airport on his way to Brussels yesterday.
He didn't get any VIP treatment as he flew by commercial airline on the 'Red Eye' to get to the EU headquarters in time to attend a meeting of the Labour Party's political grouping in Europe, the Party of European Socialists.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was taking the Government jet, but didn't leave Dublin until later in the day, arriving into the city centre at about 4.30pm.