Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (193)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

193. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Education the contracts with public relations agencies and consultants entered into by her Department; and the remit of these contracts including the costs in tabular form. [29349/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department has entered into two such contracts this year to provide enhanced capacity, supporting necessary communications with a wide range of stakeholders on matters relating to school reopening and the Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades projects. The details of the contracts requested by the Deputy are in the attached table.

Agency

Amount (ex VAT)

Remit

McQuaid Media and Communications

6,000

To provide communications services to the Department to support the Schools re-opening and Calculated Grades’ projects.

The Communications Clinic

A final invoice for services has not yet been received.

To provide communications services to the Department to support the Calculated Grades’ projects.