Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (776)

Liz McManus

Ceist:

829 Deputy Liz McManus asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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. [48198/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

The details requested by Deputy McManus in relation to the Department's websites are provided in the table below:

Website Name

Annual cost (ex vat) for each site in 2010

Total unique average monthly visitors 2010

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie

9,501.98

36,243

http://www.agfood.ie

69.99

11,264

http://www.fawac.ie

62.99

542

http://www.fishingnet.ie

69.99

424

http://www.killybegsharbour.ie

69.99

406

http://www.coford.ie (3 sites)http://www.woodspec.iehttp://www.woodenergy.ie

2,142.00

Figures not available*

http://www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie

Nil

1,077

http://www.pots.agriculture.gov.ie

Nil

338

http://www.agriappeals.ie

Nil

226

*Figures are not readily available for 2010, however as part of my Department's shared services solution we have taken responsibility for the maintenance and support of these three sites in 2011 and will be able to provide such statistics going forward.

In relation to agencies under the aegis of my Department, the number of websites and their cost of maintenance is an operational matter for the agencies themselves.