Minister's wife disappointed as she misses chance to see iconic statue
Broadcaster Ruth Buchanan, who accompanied her husband Shane Ross to Rio, was disappointed their time in the Brazilian city was cut short - as it disrupted their sight-seeing plans.
Ms Buchanan shared a picture of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on social media yesterday.
"We were supposed to get the train up yesterday," she wrote beside the image.
"Instead we spent the afternoon packing for a plane that would bring us back home.
"I went up on the roof of our hotel and... took this (photo). Home in Enniskerry now."
Mr Ross and his wife returned to Ireland yesterday.