Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2216)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

2216. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the photography costs for his Department in each year since March 2011 including 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 regarding the booking of photographers within his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32260/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The contracting of photography services for my Department is carried out as part of competitive procurement processes in line with Office of Government Procurement guidelines. Where possible, every effort is made to minimise costs. I refer to the reply to Question Nos. 601 and 604 of 14 December 2017 which covers photography costs for my Department for the period 2011 to 2017.

The following table sets out the photography costs incurred by my Department for 2018 and 2019 to date.

Photography Costs in 2018

Company

Event

Cost €

Naoise Culhane Photography

Retailers signing up to the Food Waste Charter

603

Maxwell Photography

Digital Safety Conference on Online Safety at the RHK Kilmainham

474

Marc O’Sullivan

Anti-Dumping Initiative in Merrion Square

554

Maxwell Photography

Ireland hosting of the BIC (British Irish Council) meeting

430

Maxwell Photography

Empowering Communities for Climate Action Event June 2018; part of Project Ireland 2040

449

2018 Total

2,510

Photography Costs to date in 2019

Company

Event

Cost €

Fennel Photography

Event to mark the banning of single use plastics in Ballymun

461

Event Capture

Smart Community Launch in Tubbercurry, co. Sligo

397

Fennel Photography

Food Cloud event in Tallaght

461

Gareth Chaney

International Energy Agency Review of Irish Energy Policy 2019

150

Maxwell Photography

Announcement of the preferred bidder to the National Broadband Plan, D Justice, St. Stephens Green.

301

Maxwell Photography

Launch of Eircodes for Machinery

135

Maxwell Photography

Regulation of Online Content announcement

510

Maxwell Photography

Anti-Dumping Initiative

320

Maxwell Photography

Visit to Covanta regarding Climate Action Fund

412

Total to date in 2019

3,147

Payments from Ministerial allowances are not a charge on the Vote of the Department and therefore my Department does not hold information on these payments.