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393. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Justice the amount her Department and all associated agencies have spent on public relations consultancy costs since January 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32651/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has had no public relations consultancy costs since January 2021.
Four of the agencies under the aegis of my Department have incurred costs for public relations consultancy services in the timeframe outlined, as set out in tabular form below.

Agency Cost (€)
An Garda Síochána 79,008.82
Data Protection Commission 5,909.38
Irish Prison Service 541.00
Legal Services Regulatory Authority 1,250.00