Written answers

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Department of Rural and Community Development

Departmental Expenditure

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick County, Fianna Fail)
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225. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development 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. [50578/19]

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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The details requested by the Deputy are set out in the tables below. As my Department was established on 19th July 2017, the information provided includes expenditure by my Department from the remainder of 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019.

All photography services are secured in accordance with Office of Government Procurement procedures.

2019 Photography Costs (to date)

Photographer used Occasion Cost
CLIVE WASSON PHOTOGRAPHY Project Ireland 2040 event in Donegal €393.60
MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN STUDIOS LTD Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme launch in Turlough €340.50
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce event €319.80
RAFAL WEPA PHOTOGRAPHY Departmental event and visit to GIY Garden in Ballina €280.00
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Ministerial visit to Smart Docklands €590.40
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Water Safety Ireland Award €246.00
LAFAYETTE PHOTOGRAPHY Social Enterprise Policy launch €345.08
LAFAYETTE PHOTOGRAPHY Photography At Ploughing €1,539.44
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD TidyTowns Awards Events €590.40
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Rural Regeneration Development *23/11/18 €221.40
Total Photography costs for 2019 (to date) €4,866.62

*Invoice paid in 2019

2018 Photography Costs

Photographer used Occasion Cost
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD LEADER Food Initiative launch €522.75
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Southill Area Centre event €885.60
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Greenway/Local Improvement Scheme event €836.40
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Rural Broadband event €559.65
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Lourdes day-care centre event €393.60
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Public Participation Networks event €190.65
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Men's Shed funding event €528.90
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Dormant Accounts Fund Action Plan event €356.70
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD Project Ireland 2040 event €1,180.80
MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY LTD National Library Strategy launch at Tallaght Library €492.00
PICSELL8 LTD Project Ireland 2040 Sligo event €283.88
OLLY GALLAGHER VIDEOS 2018 PPN Conference €1,200.00
AOIFE HERRIOTT PHOTOGRAPHY Ministerial event in Tullycross and Letterfrack €250.00
Total photography costs for 2018 €7,680.93

2017 Photography Costs

Photographer used Occasion Cost
Maxwell Photography LTD Tidy Towns Competition €602.70
Maxwell Photography LTD National Ploughing Championships €512
Julien Behal Photography Seniors Alert System Launch €676.50
Total photography costs for 2017 €1,791.20


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