Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (1093)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

1093. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the top ten websites visited by officials and political staff annually in each of the years 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020 via hardware provided to them by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4017/20]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

My Department's main IT services are currently provided by the Office of the Chief Government Information Officer (OGCIO). IT took over this role on the 2nd of December 2019 when my Department moved to the ‘Build to Share’ model of service provision. The OGCIO has provided me with the most update figures for the top 10 websites visited by my Department as follows:

2nd December 2019 - 21st December 2020

1st January 2020 - 29th March 2020

www.irishtimes.com

www.irishtimes.com

www.amazon.co.uk

www.gov.ie

www.irishexaminer.com

www.boards.ie

www.gov.ie

www.thejournal.ie

www.independent.ie

www.independent.ie

www.theguardian.com

www.irishexaminer.com

www.argos.ie

www.theguardian.com

www.thejournal.ie

www.airbnb.ie

www.boards.ie

www.breakingnews.ie

www.breakingnews.ie

www.rte.ie

Previous to this, the Department of Health (DOH) provided the main IT services to my Department. DOH has advised me it did not retain records in relation to internet usage for my Department for the time period indicated by the Deputy.