Sargent gets keys to hybrid ministerial car

Monday 09 July 2007 19.43
Toyota Prius - Former mayor of Galway auctioned the car
Toyota Prius - Former mayor of Galway auctioned the car

Green Party leader and Minister of State for Food and Horticulture Trevor Sargent received his new ministerial car, a Toyota Prius used by former Galway Mayor Niall Ó Brolcháin.

Mr Sargent secured the car in an eBay auction set up for charity, which raised €7,000.

The Toyota Prius is a hybrid car, which has an electric as well as petrol engine.

The proceeds raised from the sale of the car are to be split between 15 Galway charities

He accepted the keys of the car in this morning at Government Buildings.