Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (96)

Liz McManus

Ceist:

145 Deputy Liz McManus asked the Taoiseach 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. [48210/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

My Department has 8 websites.

Department of the Taoiseach Websites

Site

Annual Support & Maintenance Charges

www.taoiseach.gov.ie

1,815.00

www.onegov.ie (formerly www.bettergov.ie)

1,815.00

www.betterregulation.ie

1,815.00

www.orp.ie

1,815.00

www.activecitizenship.ie

1,815.00

www.inp.ie

NIL

1www.forumoneurope.ie

NIL

www.merrionstreet.ie

2NIL

1 The www.forumoneurope.ie website is no longer active but will continue to be available as an information resource.

2 There is no annual support and maintenance charge in respect of merrionstreet.ie. Ongoing technical maintenance and support of the site is being provided by staff in my Department’s IT Unit with support from an external web services company on an “as needs” basis .

In addition to the above costs the total cost of hosting all eight sites for 2010 was €17,834.

Number of Unique Visits

SITE

Number of Unique Visits

www.taoiseach.gov.ie

8,115

www.onegov.ie (formerly www.bettergov.ie)

2,235

www.betterregulation.ie

1,002

www.orp.ie

310

www.activecitizenship.ie

411

www.inp.ie

633

*www.forumoneurope.ie

www.merrionstreet.ie

9,943

National Economic and Social Development Office Websites The National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO), which includes its constituent body the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), comes under the aegis of my Department. There are five websites in operation in the NESDO.

Site

Annual Support & Maintenance Charges

www.nesdo.ie

2,893.00

www.nesc.ie

726.00

www.nesf.ie

nil

www.ncpp.ie

nil

www.futuresireland.ie

nil

In addition to the above costs the total cost of hosting all five sites for 2010 was €99.28.

Following the dissolution in April 2010 of two constituent bodies of the NESDO, the National Economic and Social Forum (NESF) and National Centre for Partnership and Performance (NCPP), NESDO is reducing its websites to one. This work is currently under way. This website will include both NESDO and NESC, and will also incorporate pages from the websites of the former bodies, the NESF and NCPP, as well as the Futures Ireland Website.

Number of Unique Visits

SITE

Number of Unique Visits Per Month

www.nesdo.ie

25

www.nesc.ie

1,050

www.nesf.ie

150

www.ncpp.ie

50

www.futuresireland.ie

475