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Thursday, 28 November 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Departmental Expenditure

Photo of Barry CowenBarry Cowen (Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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93. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount spent by his Department and each agency under the aegis of his Department on the National Ploughing Championships in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by online advertising, offline advertising, promotional material, wages, photography, stand rental and other costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49545/19]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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The information requested by the Deputy in relation to costs incurred by my Department and the bodies under its aegis on the National Ploughing Championships since 2016 are set out in the table.

The Office of Public Works is currently collating material for this PQ and will respond directly to the Deputy once finalised.

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Advertising (offline) Promotional Material Stand Rental Other Costs Total 
2019 - €6,214.37 - €4,650.38 €10,864.75 
2018 - €1,195.00 - €713.34 €1,908.34
2016* €270.51 - €1,643.90 €1,742.25 €3,656.66 
Bodies under the aegis: Public Appointments Service
2017 - - €1,400.00 €3,600.00 €5,000.00
* 2016 costs applicable to the Office of Government Procurement, which is a Division of my Department with its own Vote

In terms of wages, the small number of staff involved in managing a presence at the National Ploughing Championships do so as part of their normal duties.

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