Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (284, 285)

Niall Collins

Question:

284. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the total costs of photography incurred by his Department in 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013 in tabular form per event. [30567/13]

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Niall Collins

Question:

285. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the details and costs of any newspaper supplements his Department has been involved with in 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013. [30583/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 284 and 285 together.

My Department has not incurred any costs in connection with newspaper supplements in the years mentioned by the Deputy. The tabular statement gives details of two events that my Department paid for photography which amounted to €682. The following is a tabular statement of photography costs incurred at my Department since 9 March 2011.

Cost

Occasion

€381.15 (€315 + €66.15 VAT)

Copies of photographs of a school project and their use on an A1 display board which was submitted to the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for the joint RIAI/Department colloquium on school design which was held on June 30th 2011 in Dublin.

€301.35 (€245 + €56.35 VAT)

Photographs taken on June 12th 2012 and circulated to media on the occasion of the visit of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, Marta Santos Pais, to participate in an international jury to oversee the design competition of a memorial to victims of childhood abuse in institutions in Ireland.