Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (274)

Holly Cairns


274. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Health the amount spent on hiring private public relations companies and communications consultants by his Department between 1 March 2020 and 21 September 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26225/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department engaged a firm in September 2020 to support the launch of Government's Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19. The requirement was support to develop accompanying collateral and materials for the launch.

This was a short-term contract and while invoicing is not yet complete, the cost is expected to be €2500 plus VAT, in line with the quote received.