Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ceisteanna (105)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

105. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the photography costs for his Department in each of the years March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the 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 in his Department regarding the booking of photographers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50577/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table. The engagement of any such service providers by my Department is done in line with procurement policy, with every effort made to minimise costs. My Department does not have a formal policy in relation to engaging photography services, as the majority of such requirements are met internally by the staff of its Press Office.

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Name of Photographer

Event

Cost

2012

Fennell Photography

Irish Presidency European Union Public Administration Network meeting

€105.00

Fennell Photography

European Union Public Administration Network (Directors General) meeting

€105.00

2015

Noel Hillis Photography

Official opening event for the OGP Offices at Spencer Dock

€220.00

Maxwell Photography Limited

Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards

€529.00

Steven Langan t/a City Headshots

Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards

€1,500.00

Marc O’Sullivan Photography

HR Awards

€369.00

2016

Fennell Photography

Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards

€849.00

Lafayette Photography

Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards

€476.00

2017

Lensman

Civil Service Customer Engagement Survey

€430.50

Maxwell Photography Limited

NSSO Head shots

€126.00*

Maxwell Photography Limited

Shared Services Conference

€464.00*

Fennell Photography

Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards

€1,390.51

2018

Fennell Photography

Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards

€1,314.24

* Expenditure in respect of the National Shared Services Office, prior to its establishment as a Scheduled Office under the aegis of the Department on 1st January 2018