Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Department of Defence
84. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [50569/19]
My Department has not required the services of an external photographer since 2017. However, if photography services were to be required, the Office of Government Procurement has a framework in place for the provision of Professional Photography and Videography Services, which could be utilised.
Details of the costs of photography paid by my Department for the period in question are set out in the following table.
|Date||Reason||Company||Amount (Inclusive of V.A.T. )|
|25/03/2011||Publications - Ministerial Photographic Imagery||Maxwell Photography||€393.25|
|09/11/2011||Launch of Winter Ready Campaign||Maxwell Photography||€849.42|
|21/11/2012||Launch of Winter Ready Campaign||Fennell Photography||€116.85|
|10/07/2013||Purchase of Minister's Photograph||Maxwell Photography||€17.22|
|21/11/2014||Civil Defence Medal Presentation Ceremony||Maxwell Photography||€713.40|
|Total 2015 & 2016||Nil|
|26/05/2017||Civil Defence Medal Presentation Ceremony||Maxwell Photography||€590.40|
|Total 2018 & 2019 to date||Nil|