Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (111)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

111. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Taoiseach the amount spent by his Department on advertorial type content during the tenure of each previous Taoiseach; the month and year that each such advertorial was published; and the cost in this regard in each instance. [11391/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The information sought is not readily available and would require the analysis of records dating back to the foundation of the State. Work on this scale would incur unreasonable cost to my Department

The current Financial Management System used by my Department became operational in 2002 and the information provided here comes from the records readily available.

The costs outlined in the table below relate to advertising spend by my Department, which includes both public service advertising and advertorials.

Year

Advertisements

2002

€20,145.40

2003

€44,437.63

2004

€31,071

2005

€12,988

2006

€377,045

2007

€277,365

2008

€65,525

2009

€12,825.35

2010

€11,578.89

2011

€101,061.92

2012

€562,573.48

2013

€68,128.27

2014

€26,114.75

2015

€60,878.34

2016

€24,330.87

2017

€35,528.55

2018 to mid-March

€144,112.95

Question No. 112 answered with Question No. 73.