Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2383)

Shane Cassells

Question:

2383. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the photography costs for his Department in each year since March 2011 including costs incurred from use of the Ministerial allowance; the occasions for which photographers were booked; the photographers used; the costs associated with each occasion that a photographer was used in tabular form; if there is a policy regarding the booking of photographers within his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32273/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Photography costs incurred by my Department are on its website at http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/photography-costs.

It is the policy of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport that photography costs are kept to a minimum and services are provided in-house by staff. Where services are contracted, best value is sought and a number of quotes are obtained. Services are contracted out on an exceptional basis only.

Questions Nos. 2384 and 2385 answered with Question No. 2382.