Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (467)

Niall Collins


467. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the total costs of photography incurred by his Department in 2011, 2012 and to date 2013 in tabular form per event. [30573/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I can inform the Deputy that photographic services are only used by my Department to mark high profile events and when considered absolutely necessary. Consideration is given at all times to the cost involved and best value for money is always a priority when sourcing such services. The photography costs incurred by my Department in 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013 are set out below in tabular form.

Associated Event



Opening of the renovated Monaghan Courthouse.

21 February 2011


Launch of the Visa Waiver Scheme.

30 June 2011


Appointment of Deputy Commissioner, Garda Síochána.

22 March 2011


Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, T.D. and UK Immigration Minister, Damien Green, M.P.,

sign Joint Statement and the accompanying Memorandum of Understanding on Visa Data Exchange.

20 December 2011


Conference in Dublin Castle entitled How to Elect More Women?

20 January 2012


Photography service used to mark the historic deployment of civilian immigration officers to Dublin Airport to replace Gardaí.

1 February 2012


Regulatory Reform for a 21st Century Legal Profession Conference.

6 July 2012


E.U. Presidency.

31 January 2013


Minister Shatter meets the Romanian President for Internal Affairs during the JHA meetings.

17 January 2013


Justice Home Affairs Event.

17 & 18 January 2013


E.U. Presidency.

28 February 2013


Website photographs for the newly appointed Garda Síochána Inspectorate Team.

April 2013


Official Launch of the Insolvency Service Ireland.

18 April 2013


E.U. Presidency - Conference in Dublin Castle entitled Women's Economic Engagement in the Europe 2020 Agenda.

29 & 30 April 2013


Total Photography Costs