Monday, March 06, 2006

Minister for Tourism going nowhere

Tim O’Brien reports in today’s Irish Times… (sub not required). ‘Do you not know who I am’ does not work – I imagine the Minister will shortly appear in a cartoon in a Ryanair Ad somewhere.

There are no exceptions, as Minister for Arts and Tourism John O'Donoghue learned to his cost on being refused permission to board a Ryanair flight at Cork airport because he carried no picture identification.

Mr O'Donoghue was travelling to Dublin where he was scheduled to record an appearance on the RTÉ programme The Week in Politics.

The Minister was asked for identification at the Ryanair check-in desk, and when he could not produce the required level of identification he was refused admission to the 9.50am flight to Dublin.

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