Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (3)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

3. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount expended on access to online and hardcopy media publications in each of the years 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020; the breakdown of online and hard copy subscriptions including the publications that his Department subscribes to; if consideration has been given to using a banded set of IP addresses for online subscriptions rather than individual accounts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4004/20]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The information requested by the Deputy in relation to the amount expended on access to online and hardcopy media publications by my Department in each of the years 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020 is set out in the following table.

Publication

2017

2018

2019

2020

Format

Stubbs Gazette

€312.83

€312.80

€312.83

-

Hardcopy

Phoenix Magazine

€69.00

€138.00

€138.00

-

Hardcopy

Data Protection Ireland

-

-

€306.60

-

Online

Industrial Relations News

€457.80

€468.70

€479.60

-

Hardcopy and Online

Health & Safety Review

€604.95

€615.85

€637.65

-

Hardcopy

An Cosantóir

€50.00

-

-

-

Hardcopy

Newspapers

(Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Sun, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Daily Star, Irish Mirror, Irish Examiner, Evening Herald, Financial Times, Leinster Leader)

€11,174.23

€7,984.59

€10.096.44

€1,484.74 (as of 10th March 2020)

Hardcopy Newspapers

Kantar Media

€8,022.06

€20,858.28

€18,986.28

€2,674.02 (as of 23rd March 2020)

On line

Total

€20,690.87

€30,378.22

€30,957.40

€4,158.76

Staff in my Department are mindful of costs and consideration will always be given to taking steps to ensure best value for money such as using group subscriptions for online subscriptions rather than individual accounts.