Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Questions (209, 210)

Barry Cowen

Question:

209. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount spent on social media by his Department in 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018; the projected spend in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53995/18]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

210. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount spent on marketing and media by his Department in 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018; the projected spend in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54012/18]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 209 and 210 together.

The table below outlines the spend by my Department on marketing and media in the years 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018. The figures include, for example, awareness campaigns in relation to MyGovID and the work of the Office of Government Procurement which is part of the Department. At present, there are no figures available for the projected spend on marketing and media in 2019.

Year

Total Spend

2016

€14,987.14

2017

€282,144.00

2018

€182,882.71

The table below outlines the spend by my Department on social media in the years 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018. Similarly, these figures include expenditure by the Office of Government Procurement. At present, there are no figures available for the projected spend on social media in 2019.

Year

Total Spend

2016

€2,444.07

2017

€46,634.04

2018

€47,337.07