Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (274)

Holly Cairns

Question:

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.