Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (426)

Liz McManus

Ceist:

477 Deputy Liz McManus asked the Minister for Transport the number and cost of each website that falls under his remit; the number of unique visitors per month to each website; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48212/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

Details of publicly facing websites provided by my Department, approximate annual costs and averaged amount of unique site visits per month can be found in the table below.

Website

Site Reference

Number of unique visits per month (approx)

Annual Cost(inc VAT)

Department of Transport

transport.ie

11,500 In December 2010 number was 133,000

€12,200 (This figure covers the first five sites)

Road Haulage

roadhaulage.ie

Not available

Air Accident Investigation Unit

aaiu.ie

Not available

Irish Coastguard

irishcoastguard.ie

Not available

Safety On the Water

safetyonthewater.ie

Not available

Online motor tax

motortax.ie

344,000

€300,000 (This figure covers four sites)

motarchain.ie

650

Change of vehicle ownership

motortrans.ie

35,000

End of Life Vehicle

motorelv.ie

500

Transport 21

transport21.ie

7,100

€774

Sustainable Transport

smartertravel.ie

1,182

€1,735

National Bike Week

bikeweek.ie

2,364

€13,049

In 2010 the motortax.ie site processed 2 million applications and collected over €438 million. This represents almost 43% of overall motor tax receipts

The figure for unique visits per month for transport.ie refers to January to October 2010. During the severe weather in November 2010 this figure was over 62,000 and in December 2010 climbed to just over 133,000.

In 2010 bikeweek.ie was upgraded to enable event organisers submit details of some 400 events directly to the site and allow management of the Bike Week Facebook page which has attracted over 1,200 followers.