Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Questions (187)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

187. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the amount spent by his Department on advertising and public messaging in print, broadcast and online between January 2020 and to date in 2021; and the companies engaged to assist with placing the advertisements and the companies advertised with, in tabular form. [22290/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Departmental remit includes complex policy areas, oversight of regulation and service provision across key strategic services such as energy, 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 expenditure on advertising 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.

The information requested is outlined in tabular format below: 

Campaign / Relevant Programme

Where Advertised

Company Engaged

Cost Jan 2020 to date in 2021

Publication of Statutory Instruments

Iris Oifigiúil

N/A

€424

Public Consultation on National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP)

Irish Times

Mediavest

€1,937

Public Consultation on NAPCP

Irish Independent

Mediavest

€2,192

Public Consultation on Solid Fuel Regulations

Media Central

Mediavest

€3,458

Public Consultation on Solid Fuel Regulations

Today FM

Mediavest

€4,525

Public Consultation on Solid Fuel Regulations

IRS

Mediavest

€7,175

Public Consultation on Solid Fuel Regulations

Lyric FM

Mediavest

€649

Public Consultation on Solid Fuel Regulations

RTÉ Radio

Mediavest

€12,498

Public Consultation on Solid Fuel Regulations

Red FM

Mediavest

€636

Public Consultation on Solid Fuel Regulations

UTV Urban Access

Mediavest

€6,769

Clean Air – “Be the Difference, Breathe the Difference”

Design costs for print advert sent to local authorities for use in regional press

Focus Advertising

€3,630

Public Consultation on Solid Fuel Regulation

Production costs for radio advert

Radio Room

€1,028

Board Appointments

Iris Oifigiúil

N/A

€234

Ocean Energy Week 2020

Irish Examiner

N/A

€6,500

Various Environmental Assessments - Public Notices

Irish Independent

Mediavest

€24,123

Geoscience Ireland Programme

Newspaper special feature on the Geoscience Ireland business cluster in Sunday Business Post

N/A

€17,691

Geoscience Ireland Programme

IMQS Annual Report/ Extractive Industry Ireland advertising

4 Square media

€919

Geoscience Ireland Programme

Advertising Geoscience Ireland business cluster in Construction Magazine Ireland

N/A

€1,809

Tellus Airborne Survey Programme

The placement of Public Information Notices in national and regional newspapers to advertise the A8 airborne survey.

Mediavest  T/A

Spark Foundry

€14, 555

Publishing of notices informing the public of the Minister's intention to grant Prospecting Licences

Regional Newspapers

Mediavest

€40,120

Mining Public Notices

Connaught Tribune

Mediavest T/A Spark Foundry

€925

Petroleum Public Notices

Irish Independent, Anglo Celt, Irish Examiner (Regional newspapers)

Mediavest T/A Spark Foundry

€26,600

Enactment of Fisheries Legislation

Advertising/Printing

Propylon Ltd

€1,013

Enactment of Fisheries Legislation

Advertising

Mediavest

€11,332

Enactment of Fisheries Legislation & IFI Board appointments

Iris Oifigiúil

N/A

€4,294 

Trading Online Voucher Scheme

Online Advertising

Google ad words

€8,431

Launch of the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy

Hot Press

N/A

€5,445

Climate Conversation - Public Consultation

Online Advertising Campaign

Mediavest T/A Spark Foundry

€ 2,314

Climate Conversation - Public Consultation

Radio Advertising Campaign

Mediavest T/A Spark Foundry

€ 24,820

Advertising changes in respect of a Ministerial Order to allow the EPA hold its Oral Hearings remotely in response to Covid restrictions

Iris Oifigiúil

N/A

€106

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill

Video production x 2 videos to support online public messaging

Individual Contractor

€975