Written answers

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food

Departmental Expenditure

9:00 pm

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick, Fianna Fail)
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Question 578: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total photography costs for his Department since coming to office; the list of occasions for which photographers were booked over the past year; the breakdown of costs associated with each occasion that a photographer was used; if there is a policy around the booking of photographers within his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9656/12]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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Photographers are booked for the purpose of recording key events attended by Ministers, such as the launch of schemes and programmes, new initiatives and visits by inward delegations. Where possible, the Press Office uses in house photography. The policy for booking a photographer for official purposes, is that, my Department’s Press Office seeks 3 quotes in advance of each photo-shoot to keep costs to a minimum.

PHOTOGRAPHY PAYMENT DETAILS MARCH - DECEMBER 2011

DATEDETAILSAMOUNT
26 MARCH 2011O’Gorman Photography€363.20
30 MARCH 2011Fennell Photography€350.56
1 APRIL 2011John Power Photography€124.85
7 APRIL 2011Edmund Ross Studios€567.50
7 APRIL 2011Edmund Ross Photographer€397.25
8 APRIL 2011Barry Cronin Photographer€491.16
12 APRIL 2011Fennell Photography€473.19
14 APRIL 2011Fennell Photography€505.20
18 APRIL 2011Fennell Photography€779.96
19 APRIL 2011Fennell Photography€285.23
5 MAY 2011Fennell Photography€506.58
10 MAY 2011Fennell Photography€240.57
16 MAY 2011Gerard McCarthy Photography€215.65
2 JUNE 2011Fennell Photography€1,732.19
9 JUNE 2011Fennell Photography€1,170.28
10 JUNE 2011Barry Cronin Photographer€784.23
15 JUNE 2011Fennell Photography€276.52
23 JUNE 2011Fennell Photography€30.86
29 JUNE 2011Gerard McCarthy Photography€227.00
14 JULY 2011Gerard McCarthy Photography€374.55
4 AUGUST 2011Gerard McCarthy Photography€295.10
6 AUGUST 2011B.L. MacGill Photographic Images€300.00
25 AUGUST 2011Fennell Photography€272.89
14 SEPTEMBERLensmen Photographic Agency€73.81
25 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2011Fennell Photography€6,762.85
3 OCTOBER 2011Press 22€624.25
18 OCTOBER 2011Fennell Photography€213.72
20 OCTOBER 2011Barry Cronin Photographer€995.68
8 NOVEMBER 2011Fennell Photography€497.83
8 NOVEMBER 2011Fennell Photography€541.96
15 NOVEMBER 2011Fennell Photography€851.25
15 NOVEMBER 2011Barry Cronin Photographer€595.71
23 NOVEMBER 2011Fennell Photography€416.56
25 NOVEMBER 2011Photography by Dermot Sullivan€200.00
25 NOVEMBER 2011B.L. MacGill Photography€200.00
26 NOVEMBER 2011Barry Cronin Photographer€588.96
12 DECEMBER 2011Barry Cronin Photographer€670.82

PHOTOGRAPHY PAYMENT DETAILS JANUARY – 17 FEBRUARY 2012

DATEDETAILSAMOUNT
18 JANUARY 2012Maxwell Photography€564.26
9 FEBRUARY 2012Lensmen Photographic Agency€666.88

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