Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (516)

Niall Collins

Question:

516. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details and costs of any newspaper supplements his Department has been involved with in 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013. [30578/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department contributed to one newspaper supplement in the period concerned at a cost of €48,400 including VAT. The publication entitled “A-Z of Agri-Food” was published in December 2011 and circulated with the Irish Independent. The aim of the publication was to promote Irish food and food businesses at home and abroad. The magazine was also circulated to schools around the country, to Irish Embassies abroad and to trade bodies. Altogether, some 250,000 copies have been circulated.