Nothing to do with me.

This is how Seamus Brennan defended his €1,650 per night hotel bill (Six One News, 6th item).

“We genuinely don’t want to waste taxpayer’s money, genuinely; it’s the last thing on our minds. We’re in the hands of embassies and in the hands of Dept’s very often when bookings are made.”

Are we to assume from this that Brennan would have no problem if he was booked into a cheap B & B? Or is it the old story; I’m just the minister in charge, the man with ultimate responsibility – nothing to do with me.