Question No. 111 answered with Question No. 103.

Questions Nos. 112 and 113 answered with Question No. 98.

Departmental Funding

Questions Nos. 115 to 119, inclusive, answered with Question No. 98.

Ceisteanna (114)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

114. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Taoiseach his Department's capital allocation in each of the years 2018 to 2022, inclusive; and the areas to which funds will be allocated in each of those years. [9526/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

My Department has no capital allocation for the years 2018 to 2022.

Questions Nos. 115 to 119, inclusive, answered with Question No. 98.

Departmental Communications

Ceisteanna (120)

Brendan Howlin

Ceist:

120. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the spend on social media advertising and campaigns on an itemised basis in respect of each campaign, the respective platforms, the number of hits or visits generated, the overall cost of each campaign and the cost per hit or visit in each of the years 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018. [9776/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

There was no spend on social media in 2016. For 2017 and 2018, the spend on social media (Facebook, YouTube and Twitter) and the cost of campaigns to date is detailed in the following table:

Campaigns 2017

Spend on social media

Campaign Costs to date

Back to School

€2,600

Bliain Na Gaelige

€1,358.48

€2,318.55

Budget18

€3,520

€7,648.14

Rugby World Cup

€6,500

Treatment Benefits

€2,100

Campaigns 2018

Spend on social media

Education Action Plan 2018

€612.31

Healthy Ireland

€4,999.31

€16,605.00

Irish Aid - Children’s

Educational Video (charity abroad)

€1,750.00

Self Employed

€1,742.00

€13,351.65

A number of these campaigns are still in progress and final costs are currently being processed through the financial system in my Department.

This table outlines the number of hits per platform per campaign:

Campaign

Twitter

Facebook

YouTube

2017

Back to School

92,143

51,972

73,000

Rugby World Cup

Not on twitter

905,733

272,907

#Budget18 Introduction

77,466

140,890

158,000

#Budget18 Infrastructure

122,414

61,000

40,000

Treatment Benefits

87,571

139,000

56,000

Luas

65,478

392,583

40,000

Regional Fund

11,309

80,000

44,000

Bliain na Gaeilge

Not on twitter

165,992

56,000

2018

Healthy Ireland

288,455

343,530

45,000

Irish Aid

183,607

166,091

11,000

Self Employed

160,379

133,888

18,000

Education Action Plan

82,385

46,278

6,000

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Question No. 122 answered with Question No. 98.

Ceisteanna (121)

Brendan Howlin

Ceist:

121. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the cost to his Department of his attending the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2018; the costs incurred in respect of travel, accommodation, attendance fees and other items; the names of those who attended paid for by his Department; and the individual costs attached to each and all other sundry costs. [9803/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

I attended the 2018 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland from 24 to 26 January. I was accompanied by my Chief of Staff, the Secretary General of the Department, the Government Press Secretary, my Private Secretary, and a Security Officer from An Garda Síochána.

As is the case with all my travel, my officials ensured costs were minimised and the best value for money pursued.

Hotel accommodation is allocated to delegations by the WEF. Attached below is a breakdown of costs which have been received by my Department to date. The final cost of the trip is not yet available and details of costs will be published on my Department’s website in due course. There are no fees associated with my attendance at the World Economic Forum.

Breakdown as follows:

Details

Cost

Taoiseach’s Hotel Room (2 nights Davos)

€1279.69

Hotel Room 1 official (2 nights Davos)

€990.56

Hotel Room 1 official (1 night Zurich )

€233.64

Apartment Accommodation (4 officials x 2 nights)

€2160.25

Total Accommodation

€4664.14

Zurich - Dublin flight for one member of the Delegation

€269.90

Train / Metro Tickets

€53.67

Car Hire Transport Costs

Arranged by Irish Embassy Berne - Not yet invoiced

Receipted Expenses

€24.29

Total costs DOT

€5012.00

Question No. 122 answered with Question No. 98.