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Departmental Expenditure

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 7 July 2010

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Ceisteanna (66, 67, 68)

Joan Burton

Ceist:

81 Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the total spend by his Department on carbon offsets for official travel undertaken by him and his Minister of State for 2007, 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010; to whom this money, if any, has been awarded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30285/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The table below details payments made by my Department in respect of carbon emissions from 14 June 2007 to 31 December 2009. In the case of offsets for travel on the Government jet, these relate to all Ministers and Officials, and not solely to the Department of the Taoiseach. Payments have issued to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) who have been charged with administering the scheme on Ireland's behalf. The value of the total offsetting costs in each year is used by Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) to purchase Gold Standard Voluntary Emissions Reductions (GS VERs). In purchasing GS VERs, REEEP focuses on Ireland's priority Overseas Development Aid countries in Africa.

Details of payments made in respect of Carbon Emissions

Payment Date

Amount

Details

Apr-09

44,774

Official travel by the Taoiseach, Ministers and Civil Servants on the Government Jet for the period of 14th June 2007 to 31st December 2008

Apr-09

4,356

Official travel by the Taoiseach and Civil Servants at Department of the Taoiseach with commercial airlines for the period of 14th June 2007 – 31st December 2008

Mar-10

19,909

Official travel by the Taoiseach, Ministers and Civil Servants on the Government Jet for the period of 01st January 2009 – 31st December 2009

Mar-10

2,293

Official travel by the Taoiseach and Civil Servants at Department of the Taoiseach with commercial airlines for the period of 01st January 2009 – 31st December 2009

Joan Burton

Ceist:

82 Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the total cost of travel and subsistence to public servants in his Department arising from travel to meetings or events in Dublin and Brussels from offices that have been decentralised for 2010 to date, for 2009, and for 2008; if he will state to whom this money, if any, has been awarded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30300/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

My Department has no decentralised offices.

Joan Burton

Ceist:

83 Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the total spend of his Department on public advertisements in national and local print media, radio and television for 2009 and to date in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30315/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The following table details spend by my Department on public advertisements, in national and local print media, radio and television, from 2009 to end of June in 2010.

Details of payments made in respect of Advertising Costs from Jan 2009 to date

Date

Details

Amount

Aug-09

Advertising for National Day of Commemoration

3,706

Aug-09*

½ page advertisement for the Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Awards in the Public Sector Times

1,701

Sep-09*

½ page advertisement for the Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Awards in the Public Sector Times

1,701

May-10

Advertising of Information Notice in Conradh na Gaeilge brochure

200

*Expenditure recouped from the Change Management Fund, Department of Finance.

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