Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (88)

Niall Collins

Question:

88. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade 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. [50573/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

In relation to photography costs for the period March 2011 to December 2017, I refer the Deputy to previous PQ replies No. 349 of 13 December 2016 and No. 108 of 13 February 2018.

The cost of photography for 2018 and 2019 to date is listed in Table 1 below. In the time available, it has not proved possible to compile a breakdown of photography costs associated with events organized by Ireland’s network of diplomatic Missions abroad.

My Department's Communication Unit avails of in-house resources for photography whenever possible. When this is not the case professional photographic services are obtained through the Office of Government Procurement's updated Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement.

My Department only avails of the services of external photographic agencies where it is warranted, in particular for major events and State occasions. This is a service which my Department provides so that the media - both domestic and international - can easily and freely avail of photography where their own staff photographers cannot be fully accommodated. In 2019 these included events such as the visit in April of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi; the State Visit to Ireland in May by Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden; and the visit also in May of The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Photography Costs 2018

Description

Date

Cost

Minister

Photographer

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

18/01/2018

€351.85

Mr. Pat Breen, T.D

Maxwell Photography

Closing ceremony of 60 Years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland

23/01/2018

€676.50

Minister Ciaran Cannon

Julien Behal Photography

BT Young Scientist Awards

07/02/2018

€ 922.50

Julien Behal Photography

New Years Greetings at Aras

12/02/2018

€665.56

Mr. Ciaran Cannon, T.D.

Lafayette Graduation Services

Launch of Irish Aid Awards

13/02/2018

€455.10

Min Ciarán Cannon

Galway Digital Images LTD (T/A Xposure)

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

19/02/2018

€351.85

Ms. Helen McEntee TD

Maxwell Photography

State Visit of Italian President

20/02/2018

€ 2,767.50

N/A

Julien Behal Photography

Head of Mission Conference 17th January 2018

20/02/2018

€233.70

N/A

Maxwell Photography

Head of Mission Conference 16th January 2018

20/02/2018

€270.60

N/A

Maxwell Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

20/03/2018

€351.85

Minister Katherine Zappone

Maxwell Photography

Visit of French Foreign Minister and Minister Mc Entee

20/03/2018

€738.00

Minister Helen Mc Entee

Maxwell Photography

Visit of Columbian Rugby Team

04/04/2018

€522.75

Minister Ciaran Cannon

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

12/04/2018

€351.85

Minister Pat Breen T.D,

Maxwell Photography

Visit of German Foreign Minister

25/04/2018

€676.50

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

Brexit Media Trip

02/05/2018

€1,469.85

N/A

Julien Behal Photography

20th Anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

02/05/2018

€515.00

Tánaiste

Paul Faith

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

04/05/2018

€351.85

Minister of State Brendan Griffin T.D

Maxwell Photography

Visit of Chinese Minister

21/05/2018

€553.50

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

Visit of French Foreign Minister

21/05/2018

€615.00

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

05/06/2018

€351.85

Minister of State John Paul Phelan T.D

Maxwell Photography

Photography 20th Anniversary Good Friday Event

11/06/2018

€522.75

N/A

Julien Behal Photography

Citizens Dialogue

12/06/2018

€1,094.70

Tánaiste and Min McEntee

Maxwell Photography

Visit of Prince Charles

19/06/2018

€ 2,429.25

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

Irish Aid school Sligo presentation

27/06/2018

€461.25

Clive Wasson Photography

Iveagh House Lecture by Lord Patten

12/07/2018

€430.50

Tánaiste

Maxwell Photography

Visit of Duke and Duchess of Sussex

20/07/2018

€2,149.43

N/A

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

26/07/2018

€ 436.98

Minister Ciarán Cannon T.D,

Maxwell Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

26/07/2018

€436.98

Minister Mary Mitchell-O'Connor, T.D

Maxwell Photography

Our World Irish Aid Awards

08/08/2018

€1,402.20

Finbar O'Rourke Photography

Cork Regional finals of Our World Irish Aid Awards

14/08/2018

€422.25

Clare Keogh Photography

Visit of Pope Francis

11/09/2018

€1,014.75

N/A

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

01/10/2018

€351.85

Minister Patrick O’Donovan T.D

Maxwell Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

02/10/2018

€351.85

Minister of State Damien English T.D

Maxwell Photography

Getting Ireland Brexit Ready Launch

08/10/2018

€522.75

Tánaiste, Min Humphries and Min Creed

Julien Behal Photography

Visit of Palestinan President Mahmood Abbas

08/10/2018

€1,100.85

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

Ploughing Championship

08/10/2018

€738.00

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

Irish Aid Annual Report Launch

17/10/2018

€707.25

Julien Behal Photography

Brexit Media Trip October

01/11/2018

€1,476.00

N/A

Julien Behal Photography

Getting Ireland Brexit Ready Galway

01/11/2018

€522.75

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

Getting Ireland Brexit Ready Monaghan

01/11/2018

€522.75

Tánaiste & Minister Humphries

Julien Behal Photography

Getting Ireland Brexit Ready Dublin

01/11/2018

€522.75

Taoiseach, Tánaiste & Minister Ross

Julien Behal Photography

Visit of Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs China

05/11/2018

€522.75

Tánaiste Coveney

Julien Behal Photography

British Irish Inter-Govermental Conference

05/11/2018

€861.00

Tánaiste & Minister Flanagan

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

14/12/2018

€ 351.85

Mr. Ciarán Cannon T.D

Maxwell Photography

Missions 2018 total costs

€4,622.80

Total

€37,169.40

Photography Costs 2019

Description

Date

Cost

Minister

Photographer

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

17/01/2019

€454.00

Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr. Ciaran Cannon, T.D.

Maxwell Photography

BT Young Scientist Awards Ceremony

18/01/2019

€ 940.95

N/A

Maxwell Photography

Visit of German Foreign Minister

23/01/2019

€ 768.75

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

Launch of Irish Aid awards in Craughwell

04/02/2019

€468.38

Minister Ciarán Cannon T.D,

Galway Digital Images LTD (T/A Xposure)

Dutch EU Minister Visit

04/02/2019

€ 120.00

Minister McEntee

Drone Services

New Year’s Greetings at Áras

15/02/2019

€307.50

Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr. Ciaran Cannon, T.D.

Maxwell Photography

Visiit of Dutch Foreign Minister

21/02/2019

€ 522.75

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

Visit of Egyptian Foreign Minister

21/02/2019

€ 553.50

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

Farmleigh Foreign Ministers Meeting

21/02/2019

€553.50

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

28/02/2019

€454.00

Minister of State with Responsibility For Defense, Paul Kehoe, T.D.

Maxwell Photography

Reconciliation Fund Forum

25/03/2019

€768.75

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

29/03/2019

€454.00

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Mr. Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D.

Maxwell Photography

Visit of Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi

24/04/2019

€731.85

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

Cultural event at GPO for visit of Speaker of the Hosue Nancy Pelosi and US Congressional Delegation

24/04/2019

€854.85

N/A

Julien Behal Photography

Host County Agreement Signing

29/04/2019

€522.75

Attorney General, Seamus Woulfe

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

30/04/2019

€615.00

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ms Katherine Zappone, T.D.

Maxwell Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

28/05/2019

€340.50

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D.,

Maxwell Photography

Our World Irish Aid Awards, Leinster & National Finals

17/06/2019

€1,482.15

N/A

Finbar O'Rourke Photography

President of the Republic of Seychelles H.E. Danny Faure

19/06/2019

€522.75

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

25/06/2019

€454.00

Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, Mr. David Stanton, T.D.,

Maxwell Photography

Our World Irish Aid Awards

27/06/2019

€440.63

N/A

Clare Keogh Photography

Women Peace Security Conference

28/06/2019

€955.50

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

01/07/2019

€227.00

Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr. Charles Flanagan, T.D.

Maxwell Photography

Global Ireland 2025 Summit

19/07/2019

€645.75

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Government Ministers

Julien Behal Photography

Visit of Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall

19/07/2019

€3,198.00

N/A

Julien Behal Photography

French Foreign Minister Visit to border and farm

19/07/2019

€1,045.00

Minister McEntee

Julien Behal Photography

State Visit of King and Queen of Sweden

30/07/2019

€3,500.00

N/A

Julien Behal Photography

Visit of Vice President of United States

11/09/2019

€1,476.00

Tánaiste

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

20/09/2019

€454.00

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Mr. Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D.

Maxwell Photography

National Ploughing Championships

24/09/2019

€738.00

N/A

Julien Behal Photography

New Ambassador Credentials Ceremony

31/10/2019

€454.00

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr. Andrew Doyle T.D.,

Maxwell Photography

Missions 2019 total costs

€4,624.18

Total

€29,647.99