Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (139)

Niall Collins

Question:

139. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the photography costs for his Department in each of the years March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the 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 in his Department regarding the booking of photographers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50576/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Professional photographic services are generally only used by my Department to mark and record significant occasions and campaigns and the vast majority of photography is undertaken by the Department's in-house communications staff as part of their normal duties. Consideration is given at all times to the costs involved when sourcing external services.

The year-by-year cost of photography services is set out in the first table, while a breakdown of individual occasions when photographers were engaged is set out in the second table. The amounts reference for 2019 include services invoiced to date.

Year

Cost

2011

€607

2012

€1,447

2013

€2,089

2014

€568

2015

€1,223

2016

€1,798

2017

€676

2018

€246

2019 (to date)

€781

Occasion

Year

Photographer

Cost

Launch of Visa Waiver Scheme

2011

Maxwell Photography

€607

Joint Statement with UK Immigration Minister, on Visa Data Exchange

2012

Maxwell Photography

€92

Joint Statement with UK Immigration Minister, on Visa Data Exchange

2012

Maxwell Photography

€526

Launch of conference "Regulatory Reform for Legal Profession in 21st Century".

2012

Maxwell Photography

€277

Deployment of Civilian Immigration Officers to Dublin Airport

2012

Maxwell Photography

€551

Meeting with Romanian Minister for Internal Affairs

2013

MAC INNES Photography

€345

Justice Home Affairs Committee

2013

MAC INNES Photography

€50

EU Presidency

2013

MAC INNES Photography

€200

EU Presidency

2013

MAC INNES Photography

€388

Bilateral meeting of EU & US delegates

2013

MAC INNES Photography

€1,106

National Missing Persons Day

2014

Maxwell Photography

€413

Promote safety on Fireworks Night

2014

Maxwell Photography

€155

International Women's Day

2015

Maxwell Photography

€121

Website and other Department Publications

2015

Maxwell Photography

€517

Website and other Department Publications

2015

Maxwell Photography

€585

International Women's Day

2016

Maxwell Photography

€232

Posthumous Pardon to Harry Gleeson

2016

Maxwell Photography

€964

2016 Annual Justice Conference

2016

Maxwell Photography

€136

Launch of Call for Proposals for EU Funded Projects

2016

Maxwell Photography

€465

Promotion of Someone Like Me art competition

2017

Finbarr O'RourkePhotography

€676

Promotion of Politics Needs Women competition

2018

David KeanePhotography

€246

Launch of Community Sponsorship Ireland initiative

2019

MaxwellPhotography

€480

Launch of the Community Integration Fund

2019

Maxwell Photography

€301