Taoiseach's department spends almost €100k on photos

http://www.independent.ie/irish-new...nt-spends-almost-100k-on-photos-30940806.html

HE HAPPILY poses for selfies with the public and famously photo-bombed fans at Croke Park, but Taoiseach Enda Kenny's department also spent almost €100,000 on official photography since 2011.

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Along with pictures with pals like US President Barack Obama, there are snaps of Mr Kenny marching in the St Patrick's Parade in New York and photos of handshakes with dignitaries - lots and lots of handshakes.

Much of the photography last year relates to overseas trips but historic events like the funeral of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, the Constitutional Convention and Mr Kenny's televised address to the nation, were also covered.

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Records released under Freedom of Information laws show that the Department of the Taoiseach spent a total of €10,958 on photography in the 12 months up to November 2014.

The first listed job for professional photographers was shots of Mr Kenny's address to the nation to mark the end of the Troika bailout programme on December 15 2013.

Overall, Mr Kenny's department spent €99,218 on photography since 2011. Only the Department of Foreign Affairs - which organises photographs for visiting foreign dignitaries and spent €161,493 - forked out more for official photography.

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In total government departments spent €434,000 on photography since the Government came to power in 2011.

Among the photographs taken for the Department of the Taoiseach are behind-the-scenes pictures of Mr Kenny getting ready for the televised speech cost €956 with Maxwell Photography charging at a weekend rate as the address was on a Sunday evening.

A combined total of €2,500 was spent on various photographers for the Taoiseach's visit to Washington DC, New York and Boston for St Patrick's Day festivities in March.

Mr Kenny is pictured sharing a joke with President Barack Obama at a lunch hosted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner and with blind athlete Mark Pollock in the White House.

Photographers were also hired for the Dublin visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy last March.

A Department of the Taoiseach spokesman told the Herald that photography costs have dropped considerably since the €83,398 spent in 2008, the year Fianna Fail's Bertie Ahern stepped down and Brian Cowen took his place as Taoiseach.
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http://www.independent.ie/irish-new...nt-spends-almost-100k-on-photos-30940806.html

HE HAPPILY poses for selfies with the public and famously photo-bombed fans at Croke Park, but Taoiseach Enda Kenny's department also spent almost €100,000 on official photography since 2011.

EK4.jpg

Along with pictures with pals like US President Barack Obama, there are snaps of Mr Kenny marching in the St Patrick's Parade in New York and photos of handshakes with dignitaries - lots and lots of handshakes.

Much of the photography last year relates to overseas trips but historic events like the funeral of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, the Constitutional Convention and Mr Kenny's televised address to the nation, were also covered.

EK5.jpg


Records released under Freedom of Information laws show that the Department of the Taoiseach spent a total of €10,958 on photography in the 12 months up to November 2014.

The first listed job for professional photographers was shots of Mr Kenny's address to the nation to mark the end of the Troika bailout programme on December 15 2013.

Overall, Mr Kenny's department spent €99,218 on photography since 2011. Only the Department of Foreign Affairs - which organises photographs for visiting foreign dignitaries and spent €161,493 - forked out more for official photography.

BAILOUT

In total government departments spent €434,000 on photography since the Government came to power in 2011.

Among the photographs taken for the Department of the Taoiseach are behind-the-scenes pictures of Mr Kenny getting ready for the televised speech cost €956 with Maxwell Photography charging at a weekend rate as the address was on a Sunday evening.

A combined total of €2,500 was spent on various photographers for the Taoiseach's visit to Washington DC, New York and Boston for St Patrick's Day festivities in March.

Mr Kenny is pictured sharing a joke with President Barack Obama at a lunch hosted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner and with blind athlete Mark Pollock in the White House.

Photographers were also hired for the Dublin visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy last March.

A Department of the Taoiseach spokesman told the Herald that photography costs have dropped considerably since the €83,398 spent in 2008, the year Fianna Fail's Bertie Ahern stepped down and Brian Cowen took his place as Taoiseach.
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100000 fawkn grand on photography for Enda :p Jaysus, Enda a bit like myself isn't the most what you would call the most photogenic of people like
 
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