Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (84)

Niall Collins

Question:

84. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [50569/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

My Department has not required the services of an external photographer since 2017. However, if photography services were to be required, the Office of Government Procurement has a framework in place for the provision of Professional Photography and Videography Services, which could be utilised.

Details of the costs of photography paid by my Department for the period in question are set out in the following table.

Date

Reason

Company

Amount (Inclusive of V.A.T. )

25/03/2011

Publications - Ministerial Photographic Imagery

Maxwell Photography

€393.25

09/11/2011

Launch of Winter Ready Campaign

Maxwell Photography

€849.42

Total 2011

€1,242.67

21/11/2012

Launch of Winter Ready Campaign

Fennell Photography

€116.85

Total 2012

€116.85

10/07/2013

Purchase of Minister's Photograph

Maxwell Photography

€17.22

Total 2013

€17.22

21/11/2014

Civil Defence Medal Presentation Ceremony

Maxwell Photography

€713.40

Total 2014

€713.40

Total 2015 & 2016

Nil

26/05/2017

Civil Defence Medal Presentation Ceremony

Maxwell Photography

€590.40

Total 2017

€590.40

Total 2018 & 2019 to date

Nil