Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2151)

Shane Cassells


2151. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the expenditure by his Department on social media advertising and promotional material within the past year in tabular form. [34605/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Communications Division of my Department manages press relations, public information campaigns and social media on behalf of the Department.

My Department’s social media accounts are used to provide information about the work of the Department, including:

- Press Releases on the Department's activities and Ministerial speeches

- Information about new initiatives the Department has launched

- Event information (such as Knowledge Transfer events, conferences)

- Alerts about new content on our website

- Emergency communications – weather warnings, forest fire risk warnings

- Other practical information on services available through the Department

- Re-tweets from Department agencies, other Government Departments or Government Ministers

My Department has not undertaken social media advertising during the past year.