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Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 158.  Deputy Eoghan Murphy Information on Eoghan Murphy Zoom on Eoghan Murphy  asked the Minister for Defence Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  the amount of money that has been spent by the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces in preparing, publishing and printing its annual report in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 including design, consultancy and any associated costs; and the amount of this that was spent on producing the same report in the Irish language. [19587/12]

Minister for Defence (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter The following table provides a breakdown of the Annual Report printing and publishing costs in the years 2007 to 2010 by the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces.

Cost Items 2007 2008 2009 2010
Number of Reports 2,000 1,500 1,600 1,800
Design €4,900.00 €5,850.00 €3,250.72 €4,000.00
Printing and Production €14,550.00 €18,035.00 €12,809.00 €13,160.00
Translation €2,060.00 €3,030.00 €3,855.07 €2,607.00
Project Management €3,920.40 €1,400.00 €0.00 €1,000.00
Editing, Compilation and Proof Reading €4,791.60 €8,784.00 €6,415.00 €9,425.90 *
Sundry Costs (including couriers, photography etc.) €850.35 €1,140.40 €449.55 €1,095.50
Total Cost €31,072.35 €38,239.40 €26,779.34 €31,288.40

*Including Four Year Review of ODF.

[204]The amount of outlay attributable to producing the ODF Annual Reports in the Irish language is as follows:

Cost Items 2007 2008 2009 2010
Cost of producing the Irish Version of the ODF Annual Report €11,785.00 €14,972.50 €11,884.93 €11,187.00

This cost is calculated based on half of the cost of ‘Design’ and ‘Printing and Production’ together with the full ‘Translation’ cost.


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