Dáil Éireann - Volume 346 - 14 December, 1983

Written Answers. - Public Relations Contracts.

361. Mr. Gene Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the public relations or public affairs contracts that have been placed by him or his Department in the past year; the names of the companies or individuals concerned; the fees applicable; and their conditions.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. J. Mitchell): Since 1 June 1979, two firms have been contracted to provide a public relations service for the Department of Posts and Telegraphs.

Details of the contracts involved are as follows:

[2247][2248]Period of Contract

Name of Public Relations Firm

Cost of Contract

†1 June 1979 to 31 August 1981

Peter Owens Ltd.

£172,000

†1 November 1981 to 1 March 1982

Public Relations of Ireland Ltd.

£    5,750

*1 March 1983 to date

Public Relations of Ireland Ltd.

£  13,500

* This contract also includes provision of a public relations service for the Minister in his capacity as Minister for Transport. The cost is divided equally between the two Departments.

†Department of Posts and Telegraphs only.