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Friday 29 August 2014

Gabriel spends €16k

ACTOR Gabriel Byrne racked up expenses of almost €16,000 on flights and luxury hotel stays during his role as Irish cultural ambassador.

The Hollywood star, who landed himself in hot water after dismissing The Gathering as a "scam", was appointed cultural ambassador in March 2010 and helped develop Irish arts and culture.

While he received no salary for his honorary role, his expenses were covered.

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