Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Ceisteanna (55)

Brian Hayes

Ceist:

66 Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Taoiseach the amount of money, under each heading, spent by him on refreshments for meetings and functions, including sandwiches, teas and coffees, and bottled water, in 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010 in tabular form; the name of the company used to supply the refreshments and the address; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46919/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The tables below detail expenditure by my Department including Programme Subheads on refreshments and catering for official functions from 2008 to end November 2010.

Department

Year

*Catering for official functions (including lunches, receptions, dinners etc)

Refreshments (including tea, coffee, bottled water etc)

2008

**318,412.67

51,240.53

2009

91,139.47

37,299.98

Jan to end Nov 2010

76,670.83

23,631.37

*This includes costs associated with functions hosted on behalf of Government for visiting dignitaries, including Heads of Government and State.

**This also includes costs associated with additional functions held in 2008 including the official opening of the Battle of the Boyne site and a state funeral.

Programme Subheads

2008

Catering for official functions (including lunches, receptions, dinners etc)

Refreshments (including tea, coffee, bottled water, milk, soft drinks)

Tribunal of Inquiry

185.25

2,709.53

National Forum on Europe

102,578.87

1,548.68

Ireland Newfoundland Partnership

6,068.41

18.50

2009

Catering for official functions (including lunches, receptions, dinners etc)

Refreshments (including tea, coffee, bottled water, milk, soft drinks)

Tribunal of Inquiry

0.00

1,916.70

National Forum on Europe

16,361.77

926.12

Ireland Newfoundland Partnership

1,358.23

n/a

January to end November 2010

Catering for official functions (including lunches, receptions, dinners etc)

Refreshments (including tea, coffee, bottled water, milk, soft drinks)

Tribunal of Enquiry

€0.00

€1,731.01

Supplier names are detailed below:

Alternative Cater Hire

Artizan Food Company

Ballymascanlon Hotel

Banqueting Food Systems Ltd

Bewley's Food Systems Ltd

Bluebell Diary

Brambles Deli Cafe Ltd

Brennans Green Isle Hotel

Bridge House Hotel

Bryan S Ryan Ltd

Bunzl Irish Merchants

Cafe Crepe

Caife Duin Aill

Caterhire Ltd

City Hotel Derry

Claire Hanley Catering

Clarke's Bakery Ltd

Conaty's Catering

Conrad Hotel (Dublin)

Corporate Cuisine Ireland

Cypress Catering T/A Dobbins

De Braam Mineral Water Company Limited

Dobbins Outdoor

Dobbins Wine Bistro Ltd

Dublin Castle Gift shop

Egan Event Hospitality

EW Technologies

Fitzers Catering Ltd

Flair Hospitality

Gerard Kelly & Sons Ltd

Hotel Minella

Instant Coffee Services Ltd

Its a Bagel Ltd

John Coughlan Catering Ltd

Joint Services Committee

Knights Catering Ltd

Lawlor Office Supplies

Le Phare Coffee House

Leydens Ltd

Linenhall Arts Centre

Listons

Lyreco Ireland Ltd

Masterchefs Ltd

Molloy Catering

Munchies

Musgrave Foodservices

Nash Mineral Water

Old Ground Hotel Ennis

Pearl Brasserie

Peter Fowler Catering

Radisson SAS Royal Hotel

RASC Catering Mgt Ltd

Science Gallery

SFC Catering

Spar Merrion Row

Spencer Dock Convention

Taste Catering

The Clarence

The McWilliam Park Hotel

The Merrion Hotel

The Plaza Hotel

The Silk Road Cafe

The Westlin Hotel

Three Q Catering Limited

Tipperary Natural Mineral Water

University College Cork

Waterford Fringe Festival

Watkins Catering