Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Questions (851)

Liz McManus

Question:

904 Deputy Liz McManus asked the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the number and cost of each website that falls under his remit; the number of unique visitors per month to each website; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48200/10]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs)

The information sought by the Deputy in relation to websites operated by my Department and by bodies/agencies funded from its Vote Group is set out in the table below.

In cases where information in relation to the number of unique visitors to certain sites could not be compiled in the time provided, arrangements are in hand for the relevant information to be provided directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Entity

Website(s)

Website operated by

Annual cost of maintenance

Unique Visitors per Month

Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs (DCEGA) The combined hosting cost for the websites presently hosted by my Department, www.pobail.ie, www.dormantaccounts.ie, , www.socialinclusion.ie and www.combatpoverty.ie for 2010 was €21,896.

www.pobail.ie

DCEGA

€9,341

2,813

www.socialinclusion.ie

3,466

www.combatpoverty.ie

7,775

Dormant Accounts Board

www.dormantaccounts.ie

DCEGA

€4,029

Figures will be available from Jan 2011 onwards

Office of Charitable Donations and Bequests

www.charitycommissioners.ie

Office of Charitable Donations and Bequests

€234

736

National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD)

www.nacd.ie

NACD

€7,562

2,064

Family Support Agency

www.fsa.ie

Family Support Agency

€5,883

4,198

Oifig Choimisinéir na dTeangacha Oifigiúla

www.coimisineir.ie

Oifig Choimisinéir na dTeangacha Oifigiúla

€1,319

8,243

Údarás na Gaeltachta

www.udaras.ie

Údarás na Gaeltachta

€3,920

1,020

www.gaelsaoire.ie

€3,920

Gaelsaoire website under redevelopment — due to go live next month

Waterways Ireland The amount of €17,000 represents a contract for an integrated service which includes, amongst other things, line rentals, server maintenance and hosting. It would be impractical to analyse the separate parts as it was tendered as a package and not on the basis of individual items. The figure of 1,463,703 represents average number of “Website Hits” per month, which is an industry standard benchmark for website performance.

www.waterwaysireland.org

Waterways Ireland

€17,000

1,463,703

Entity

Website(s)

Website operated by

Annual cost of maintenance

Unique Visitors per Month

Western Development Commission

www.wdc.ie

Western Development Commission

€3,000

10,897

www.lookwest.ie

20,715

Foras na Gaeilge

www.gaeilge.ie

Foras na Gaeilge

€1,787 This figure includes the cost of hosting both Colmcille sites as those costs could not be broken out of the overall maintenance fee.

5,025

www.foclóir.ie

1,330

www.colmcille.org www.colmcille.net is the principal site for the Colmcille tripartite initiative while www.colmcille.org is a site devoted to the flagship project mapping Slí Colmcille / Colmcille Way. Statistics for these sites are not to hand but will be available shortly.

Not presently available

www.colmcille.net

www.webdante.net This specialist website was established mid-2010 in connection with the major new English Irish dictionary project. While statistics are not being compiled at present, it is intended to commence that activity shortly.

Not presently available

The Ulster-Scots Agency/Tha Boord o Ulstèr-Scotch

www.ulsterscotsagency.com

Tha Boord o Ulstèr-Scotch

£414

2,300

www.1718migration.org.uk

£33

20-30

www.hamiltonmontgomery1606.com

£33

20-30

www.ulstervirginia.com

£33

20-30

www.brucerathlin1307.com

£33

20-30

www.plantationofulster.org

£33

20-30

Entity

Website(s)

Website operated by

Annual cost of maintenance

Unique Visitors per Month

National Disability Authority

www.nda.ie

NDA

€6,535

4,305 The figure of 4,305 is the average number of unique visitors per month to the www.nda.ie site between 1 October 2009 and 31 March 2010.

www.universaldesign.ie

Not available

Irish Human Rights Commission

www.ihrc.ie

IHRC

€850 is the maintenance cost for the website, www.ihrc.ie, for 2009 — the latest figures available for the IHRC.

2,059 The figure of 2,059 is the average number of unique visitors per month to the www.ihrc.ie site for 2010.

Equality Authority

www.equality.ie

Equality Authority

€6,240

24,358 The home page of the Equality Authority website was visited 146,148 times between 1st July 2010 and 31st December 2010. This figure equates to an average number of 24,358 per month.

Equality Tribunal

www.equalitytribunal.ie

Equality Tribunal

€3,569

15,588