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Written Answers - Constitutional Amendments

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 148.  Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett Information on Richard Boyd Barrett Zoom on Richard Boyd Barrett  asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore  the funds that were used to publish the stability treaty pamphlet that has been delivered to homes around the country; the amount the pamphlet cost; and the company that was used to deliver it. [23724/12]

 150.  Deputy Willie Penrose Information on Willie Penrose Zoom on Willie Penrose  asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore  in respect of the booklet which has been furnished to each household in the country in relation to the European Fiscal Stability Compact, the location at which this document was printed; if it was printed by an Irish company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23784/12]

 151.  Deputy Willie Penrose Information on Willie Penrose Zoom on Willie Penrose  asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore  in respect of the booklet which has been furnished to each household in the country in relation to the European Fiscal Stability Compact, where this particular document was printed; if it was printed by an Irish company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24116/12]

 152.  Deputy Willie Penrose Information on Willie Penrose Zoom on Willie Penrose  asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore  in respect of the booklet which has been furnished to each household in the country in relation to the European Fiscal Stability Compact, where this particular document was printed; if it was printed by an Irish company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23602/12]

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Eamon Gilmore): Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore I propose to take Questions Nos. 148 and 150 to 152, inclusive, together.

The Government negotiated the Stability Treaty acting on behalf of and in the interests of the Irish people. For that reason, the Government has a duty to inform the public and has organised the most comprehensive information campaign ever held in relation to a European referendum in order to explain this Treaty to the public.

The largest element of the Government’s information campaign involves the delivery of a copy of the Treaty to every household in the country. The Stability Treaty Guide was printed by an Irish company based in Dublin. An Post were responsible for the delivery of the Treaty Guide to every household and that process is almost complete. These contracts were awarded in accordance with all relevant rules relating to public procurement.

Exact costs are not yet finalised, however the total cost of the Treaty Guide in terms of design, printing and distribution is in the region of €600,000. The necessary budget has been allocated to the Department of the Taoiseach.


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