Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2614)

Shane Cassells

Question:

2614. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development 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. [32271/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The details requested by the Deputy are set out in the following tables. As my Department was established on 19th July 2017, the information provided includes expenditure from the remainder of 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019.

2019 Photography Costs (to date)

Photographer used

Occasion

Cost

CLIVE WASSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Project Ireland 2040 event in Donegal

€393.60

MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN STUDIOS LTD

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme launch in Turlough

€340.50

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce event

€319.80

2018 Photography Costs

Photographer used

Occasion

Cost

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

LEADER Food Initiative launch

€522.75

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Southill Area Centre event

€885.60

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Greenway/Local Improvement Scheme event

€836.40

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Rural Broadband event

€559.65

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Lourdes day-care centre event

€393.60

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Public Participation Networks event

€190.65

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Men's Shed funding event

€528.90

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Dormant Accounts Fund Action Plan event

€356.70

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Project Ireland 2040 event

€1,180.80

MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

National Library Strategy launch at Tallaght Library

€492.00

PICSELL8 LTD

Project Ireland 2040 Sligo event

€283.88

OLLY GALLAGHER VIDEOS

2018 PPN Conference

€1,200.00

AOIFE HERRIOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

Ministerial event in Tullycross and Letterfrack

€250.00

Total photography costs for 2018

€7,680.93

2017 Photography Costs

Photographer used

Occasion

Cost

Maxwell Photography LTD

Tidy Towns Competition

€602.70

Julien Behal Photography

Seniors Alert System Launch

€676.50

Total photography costs for 2017

€1,279.20

Currently my Department books photographers on an as needs basis. All photography services are procured according to Office of Government Procurement procedures.