Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ceisteanna (79)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

79. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Finance the amount spent by his Department and each agency under the aegis of his Department on the National Ploughing Championships in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by online advertising, offline advertising, promotional material, wages, photography, stand rental and other costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49540/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

With respect to the 2019, we estimate my Department incurred costs of €71.70 related to the printing of materials on behalf of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform which were to be distributed at the National Ploughing Championships.  No costs were incurred in the years 2016 to 2018.

There are 17 bodies under the aegis of my Department, 12 of which have not incurred any costs at National Ploughing Championships in the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019. These are the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Credit Union Advisory Committee, the Credit Union Restructuring Board, the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal, Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman, Home Building Finance Ireland, the Investor Compensation Company DAC, the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, the National Asset Management Agency and the Tax Appeals Commission.

The remaining 5 bodies have provided the following details:

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Details of the amount spent by agencies under the aegis of the Department of Finance on the National Ploughing Championships in each of the years in the 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019

Central Bank

2016

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising – Nil

Promotional material - €5,004.40

Wages - €14,457.60

Photography - €776.13

Plot rental - €2,298

Marquee rental - €13,620

Exhibition creation/refresh - €24,593.85

Other costs - €2,276.10

Total: €63,016.08

 

2017

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising - Nil

Promotional material - €369

Wages - €15,662.40

Photography - €1,137.75

Plot rental - €2,983.98

Marquee rental - €8,118

Exhibition creation/refresh - €28,607.34

Other costs - €6,772.50

Total: €63,650.97

 

2018

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising - Nil

Promotional material - €4,501.20

Wages - €22,489.60

Photography - €2,725.40

Plot rental - €3,492.00

Marquee rental €7,441.50

Exhibition creation/refresh €29,919.45

Other costs €2,550.00

Total: €73,119.15

 

2019

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising - Nil

Promotional material - €5,940.50

Wages - €16,867.20

Photography - €934.80

Plot rental - €3,673.97

Marquee rental - €8,508.30

Exhibition creation/refresh - €20,472.75

Other costs - €2,444.99

Total: €58,842.51

Credit Review  Office (CRO)

2016

Online Advertising/Promotional Material/Photography – Nil

Offline Advertising €219.92

Staff Costs/Reviewer Costs €945.00

Stand/Exhibition Costs €1,363.74

Courier €72.90

Total €2,601.56 (ex VAT) 

 

The CRO did not incur any other costs as they did not attend the National Ploughing Championships in 2017, 2018 or 2019.

National Treasury Management   Agency (NTMA)

2017

Other costs - €101.23

Total €101.23 (incl. VAT)

 

The NTMA did not incur any other costs as they did not attend the National Ploughing Championships in 2016, 2018 or 2019.

Office of the Revenue   Commissioners

2016

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising/Wages/Photography – Nil

Promotional material - €200

Stand rental - €4,116

Large Format Printing (Backdrops/Pull Up) costs - €428

Total: €4,744

 

2017

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising/Wages/Photography – Nil

Promotional material - €200

Stand rental - €3,480

Large Format Printing (Backdrops/Pull Up) costs - €428

Total: €4,108

 

2018

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising/Wages/Photography – Nil

Promotional material - €200

Stand rental - €5,500

Large Format Printing (Backdrops/Pull Up) costs - €528

Total: €6,228

 

2019

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising/Wages/Photography – Nil

Promotional material - €1,145

Stand rental - €25,278

Large Format Printing (Backdrops/Pull Up) costs - €857

Total: €27,280

Strategic Banking Corporation   Ireland (SBCI)

2016

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising/Promotional Material/Photography – Nil

Staff costs - €363.92

Stand costs - €2,445.37

Total: €2,809.29

 

2017

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising/Promotional Material/Photography/Stand   costs - Nil

Staff costs - €30.36

Total: €30.36

 

2018

Online Advertising/Offline Advertising/Promotional Material/Photography/ Stand   costs - Nil

Staff costs - €227.40

Total: €227.40

 

The SBCI did not incur any other costs as they did not attend the National Ploughing Championships in 2019