Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (426)

Liz McManus


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.


Site Reference

Number of unique visits per month (approx)

Annual Cost(inc VAT)

Department of Transport

11,500 In December 2010 number was 133,000

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

Road Haulage

Not available

Air Accident Investigation Unit

Not available

Irish Coastguard

Not available

Safety On the Water

Not available

Online motor tax


€300,000 (This figure covers four sites)


Change of vehicle ownership


End of Life Vehicle


Transport 21



Sustainable Transport



National Bike Week



In 2010 the 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 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 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.