Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ceisteanna (197)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

197. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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. [50567/19]

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 and to Question No. 2216 of 23 July 2019 which covers photography costs for my Department for 2018.

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

Photography Costs to date in 2019

Company

Event

Cost €

Fennel Photography

Event to mark the banning of single use plastics

461

Event Capture

Smart Community Launch in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

397

Fennel Photography

Food Cloud event

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

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

Gerard Photography

Launch of the Local Authority Adaptation Strategy Development Guidelines

300

Maxwell Photography

Sustainable Development Goals Stakeholder Forum

455

Fennell Photography

Tellus Seminar 2019

578

Maxwell Photography

Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant Scheme Event

283

Maxwell Photography

Launch of ‘new labelling to make recycling easier’

394

Maxwell Photography

Climate Action Plan Launch

338

Maxwell Photography

International Energy Action Fourth Annual Conference

664

Maxwell Photography

Signing of Local Authority Charter

301

Fennell Photography

First Progress Report on Climate Action

461

Fennell Photography

Proposed New Environmental Levies

400

Total to date in 2019

7,321

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.