It's a spend that any tribunal or inquiry can't do without.
Copies of the Holy Bible and the Irish constitution are part of €3.5m spent by the Oireachtas banking inquiry.
New figures provided under the Freedom of Information Act show that the inquiry in the quarter between April and June spent €56.25 on Bibles for witnesses including Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern to swear an oath on while the inquiry spent an additional €12.70 on copies of the Irish Constitution.
They also included over €1,100 on newspapers during the three months.
Teas and coffees have cost €900 in the first quarter.