Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (98)

Niall Collins

Question:

98. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Finance 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. [50572/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Finance)

The amount my Department incurred in respect of photography costs from March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019 is set out in the table below. All costs were paid from my Department's voted allocation.

There is no specific policy regarding the booking of photographers but the ordinary rules per the public financial procedures apply to such expenditure.

Year

Supplier

Details

€ Amount

2019

Julien Behal Photography

Visit of German Chancellor, Farmleigh

522.75

2018

Maxwell Photography Ltd

Ireland EIB Financing Group

264.45

2018

Robbie Reynolds Ltd

CSO Figures Announcement

492.00

2017

Sherwood Photography

Department of Finance Learning and Development as part of the Department's Recognition of Awards Ceremony

757.99

2017

Event Portraits Ltd

Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) Award Photos and Licences following Department's receipt of Best Learning and Development Organisation (medium category) 2017

701.39

2016

Brendan Lyon Photography

Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) Award photo following Department's shortlisting as part of the IITD Awards 2016

105.00

2015

Events Portraits Ltd

Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) Award photo following Department's shortlisting as part of the IITD Awards 2015

95.75

2015

Maxwell Photography Ltd

Department of Finance Learning and Development as part of the Department's Recognition of Awards Ceremony

462.53

2014

Maxwell Photography Ltd

Department of Finance Learning and Development as part of the Department's Recognition of Awards Ceremony

510.75

2012

Maxwell Photography Ltd

Signing ceremony for Double Taxation Agreement with Uzbekistan

147.60

2012

Maxwell Photography Ltd

Signing ceremony for Double Taxation Agreement with Switzerland

285.05

2011

Maxwell Photography Ltd

Signing of Taxation agreement with Germany

400.21

2011

Maxwell Photography Ltd

Archive photos of Minister Brian Lenihan

424.41

2011

Damien Eagers Photography

Archive photo of Minister Brian Lenihan

200.00