Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (467)

Niall Collins

Question:

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

Date

Cost

Opening of the renovated Monaghan Courthouse.

21 February 2011

€302.50

Launch of the Visa Waiver Scheme.

30 June 2011

€607.42

Appointment of Deputy Commissioner, Garda Síochána.

22 March 2011

€500.34

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

€526.35

Conference in Dublin Castle entitled How to Elect More Women?

20 January 2012

€762.29

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

1 February 2012

€551.35

Regulatory Reform for a 21st Century Legal Profession Conference.

6 July 2012

€276.75

E.U. Presidency.

31 January 2013

€200.00

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

17 January 2013

€344.51

Justice Home Affairs Event.

17 & 18 January 2013

€50.18

E.U. Presidency.

28 February 2013

€387.93

Website photographs for the newly appointed Garda Síochána Inspectorate Team.

April 2013

€492.00

Official Launch of the Insolvency Service Ireland.

18 April 2013

€825.56

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

29 & 30 April 2013

€1,952.24

Total Photography Costs

€7,779.42