Written Answers. - EU Presidency.

Seamus Brennan

Question:

90 Mr. S. Brennan asked the Taoiseach the estimated total cost to his Department of all bulletins, pamphlets, newsletters, circulars arising from Ireland's Presidency of the EU; and the estimated total additional cost to his Department of Ireland's Presidency, indicating the major items of expense. [16391/96]

The estimated additional cost to my Department arising from Ireland's Presidency of the European Union is £500,000. Of this additional allocation, approximately £18,000 is the estimated cost of producing the EU Presidency Bulletin, which gives a monthly update on the developments during Ireland's Presidency of the European Union.