Written answers

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Department of Education and Skills

Departmental Expenditure

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick County, Fianna Fail)
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119. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills 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. [50570/19]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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The following table provides a list of the photography costs for the Department since 2011. The Department books photographers when there is a requirement to do so for an event. Photographers are chosen based on the nature of the job and estimate received for the job. In addition, Department officials regularly take photographs for use on social media.

Date Event Photographer Amount
30/06/2011 Copies of photographs of a school project and their use on an A1 display board for the joint RIAI/Department colloguium on school design Donal Murphy Photography € 381.15
12/06/2012 Visit of UN Special Representative on Violence against children Fennell Photography € 301.35
24/07/2013 Changes to third level fees for migrant students Maxwell Photography € 154.98
06/09/2013 National Parents Council Anti Bullying Launch Maxwell Photography € 172.20
07/10/2013 Photos ahead of trade mission to Brazil Maxwell Photography € 154.98
02/12/2013 Digital Strategy for Schools Maxwell Photography € 404.93
23/05/2014 Photography for ISSU Maxwell Photography € 413.28
29/05/2014 Winners of Irish History Competition Maxwell Photography € 361.62
15/08/2015 Jan O'Sullivan Seal of Office Maxwell Photography € 17.22
03/06/2016 Action Plan for Disadvantaged Schools Maxwell Photography € 516.60
10/06/2016 Music Bursary Scheme awards Maxwell Photography € 499.38
15/09/2016 Action Plan for Education Launch Maxwell Photography € 981.54
17/10/2016 EIB Loan Agreement Signing Maxwell Photography € 120.54
06/02/2017 Department Action Plan Launch Phocus Photography €492.00
14/03/2017 Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Fennell Photography €497.20
25/04/2017 Active Schools Week Launch Maxwell Photography €499.38
20/06/2017 Digital Strategy Launch Maxwell Photography €522.37
26/06/2017 Music Generation Photography Fennell Photography €369.00
23/08/2017 Minister Mitchell O'Connor Portraits Maxwell Photography €189.42
25/08/2017 Minister Bruton Portraits Maxwell Photography €223.86
06/09/2017 Minister Halligan Portraits Maxwell Photography €504.30
22/09/2017 Digital Learning Framework for Schools Fennell Photography € 95.00
17/10/2017 Minister Bruton Photocall Fennell Photography €109.25
06/11/2017 Gender Taskforce Launch Jason Clarke Photography €492.00
11/12/2017 Physical Education Announcement Maxwell Photography €412.05
20/12/2017 Minister Bruton Computer Science Accouncement Maxwell Photography €393.60
21/12/2017 Minister Mitchell O'Connor Funding Announcement Maxwell Photography €430.50
09/04/2018 Action Plan Launch Maxwell Photography €473.55
09/04/2018 Photography PE as a LC Subject Maxwell Photography €412.05
16/04/2018 Announcement on contract Signing Higher Education Marino Fennell Photography €162.03
24/04/2018 Ministerial Photography DIT Grangegorman Maxwell Photography €356.70
14/05/2018 Launch at Warrenmount Primary School Maxwell Photography €375.15
25/06/2018 Non-mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2018 awardees SON Photographic Ltd €430.50
29/08/2018 TU announcement Grangegorman Maxwell Photography €393.60
09/10/2018 Photography for Consent report Maxwell Photography €528.90
09/10/2018 Minister Mitchell O'Connor and THEA photocall Fennell Photography €276.75
12/11/2018 Photography UK Sec of State visit Maxwell Photography €375.15
12/11/2018 Announcement of €11.9 billion investment in Education as part of Project Ireland 2040 Maxwell Photography €418.20
12/11/2018 Key Provisions Announcement Fennell Photography €461.25
12/11/2018 Workshop on consent & Tackling sexual issues Fennell Photography €276.75
19/11/2018 Announcement on co-funding of re-development of Royal Irish Academy of Music Fennell Photography €461.25
10/12/2018 Gender Taskforce launch Fennell Photography €492.00
22/01/2019 Launch of Review of the national Access Fennell Photography €461.25
22/01/2019 Announcement with HEA Fennell Photography €276.75
27/02/2019 Photo Print of Minister Irish Photo Archive Ltd €85.13
03/04/2019 Action Plan for Education Launch Julien Behal Photography Limited €645.75
23/04/2019 Photography for Consent Launch Fennell Photography €461.25
08/07/2019 CLIL Launch Maynooth University Julien Behal Photography Limited €522.75
10/07/2019 Senior Academic Leadership Initiative event Jason Clarke Photography €492.00
10/07/2019 Consultative meeting on substance abuse Writers Museum Jason Clarke Photography €522.75
15/07/2019 Medal Ceremony – minister Mitchell O’Connor Jason Clarke Photography €492.00
16/08/2019 Videography for Small Schools Symposium PI Communications €1,451.40
04/10/2019 Wellbeing Photocall with Minister McHugh Julien Behal Photography Limited €522.75
26/09/2019 Launch of Rapid Response group on drug and substance abuse Jason Clarke Photography €430.50
06/11/2019 Launch of TURN Report – Minister Mitchell O’Connor Jason Clarke Photography €492.00
12/11/2019 William Campbell Bursary photocall Julien Behal Photography Limited €485.85
15/11/2019 DCU STEM Event Photocall Ireland €369.00


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