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Thread: an airport VIP bill of €16,500, a near €20,000 luxury accommodation bill, and €200 for a harpist – full details of almost €930,000 in spending on the Dáil 100 commemorations:…
Dressing the room cost €17,152, lighting for the TV production came to €30,247 while rental costs were almost €30,000
Broadcasting costs included just over €40,000 for "set build" and associated works, €3,500 for video of a "Message to the Nations", and just under €11,000 for music composition
There was also €13,500 for 1,000 special commemorative books, €3,240 for publicity photography, and €1,885 for design of invitations and booklets:
Just under €35,000 for Dáil 100 merchandise. This included 15,000 tote bags, 5,000 Dáil branded hats, 15,000 pens, and lots of pins & badges:
Catering costs came to over €22,000. And this included tea, coffee, and biscuits for public engagement days, staff & crew meals, the press gallery dinner, and a reception for Oireachtas staff:
The public engagement experience bill came to just under €100,000. That covered a photo exhibition, theatrical performances involving real actors, exhibition material for around Leinster House and various other costs
Other miscellaneous costs included €400 for the hire of a classic car and €24,700 in "consultancy" for development of the centenary programme. Polystyrene signage cost another €991:
As part of the education programme, the Oireachtas spent €37,400 on the digitisation of historical records, €15,000 for the services of a historian (estimated cost), and €2,200 for branded key rings:
There was an extra staff bill of just over €40,000, which included meet and greet services for dignitaries and other visitors:
Last, but not least, there was a €180,000 spend on the website. It was made up of €33,075 in design costs and another €152,478 in "build costs"
The full set of records are available over on @Thestoryie where you can see the €900,000+ spend detailed in full and Oireachtas notes on what was involved in the commemorations:…
Records obtained via @RightToKnowIE. You can find out more about what we do over at:
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