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Luxury Flights and UCD

Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Luxury Flights and UCD

Sir, – Your news article on the amount publicly funded universities spent on business class flights over the last year was shocking (“Publicly funded universities spent about ¤1.5 million on luxury flights”, News, September 16th).

As Ireland’s global university, it is not a surprise that UCD staff travel regularly. However, these expenses should be kept to a minimum, and there is no need for business and premium flights to be booked when more affo