Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (507)

Niall Collins

Question:

507. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the advertising campaigns, promotional events and launches planned by his Department for the first six months of 2020; the budgeted costs of these campaigns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51405/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Departmental remit includes complex policy areas, oversight of State regulation and service provision across key strategic services such as energy and public service broadcasting, as well as regulation of sectors such as mining and hydrocarbon exploration. Given the technical complexity, economic significance and community interest in these areas, there is a requirement to disseminate information and to address specific issues as they arise. My Department therefore necessarily incurs some expenditure on a number of advertising campaigns to promote its policies / programmes from time to time. In procuring these services, my Department always seeks to ensure value for money and the keeping of expenditure to the minimum necessary.

At this point in time details of campaigns planned for the first six months of next year are outlined in the following table.

Details of Advertising Campaign/Promotional Event/Launch

Budgeted Cost

Proposed launch of the AIE Guidelines

€2,200

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

€26,249

Launch of data base templates for exploration and mining data

€300

Launch of a social, environmental and economic assessment of Galmoy and Lisheen Mines.

€250

Google Adwords campaign for the Trading Online Voucher Scheme

€3,300