Thursday, 17 February 2005
Department of Defence
Question 166: To ask the Minister for Defence the number, cost and status of all public relation consultancies, contracts or procurements entered into by or on behalf of her Department or its agents or agencies in the past three years; the terms of reference in each such appointment; the person to whom such persons report and from whom they receive instructions; if any such person or group had any previous contracts, commitments or employment with either of the Government parties. [5513/05]
My Department has awarded one contract for public relations projects in the last three years. Sweeney Communications Limited was paid €12,235, less withholding tax, in June 2002. No other payment was made to the company in question either before or since that date.