Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (966)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

966. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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 his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4018/20]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Department uses web filtering technologies to control access to websites, these filtering technologies use category information, and reputation scores for each website and blocks or allows accordingly. For operational reasons the information is kept on the filtering infrastructure for a limited time - currently set to a maximum of one month. The list of top ten websites is only readily available from 11th April 2020, The top site in each category is detailed in the table below:

Category

Website

Search Engines and Portals

www.google.ie

Computer and Technology

www.google-analytics.com

Content Servers

www.gstatic.com

Business

www.earth.google.com

Government and Legal

www.dccae.gov.ie

Web Based Mail

www.gmail.com

News

www.rte.ie

Social Networking

www.twitter.com

Marketing

www.googleads.com

Education and Reference

www.translate.google.com