Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (79, 122, 145, 146)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

79. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the details of all 2018 information and communication campaigns that the strategic communications unit is working on or planning for roll-out in 2018 and beyond; and the estimated budget spend projected for each such project in tabular form. [11129/18]

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Niall Collins

Ceist:

122. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach if the strategic communications unit is working on or planning information campaigns in local regional and national media in 2018 that cover Government programmes (details supplied). [11983/18]

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Niall Collins

Ceist:

145. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the role envisaged by the strategic communications unit towards the commitment in Enterprise 2025 Renewed to accelerate efforts to diversify source markets for FDI, supported by stronger cross-government strategic communications; if meetings have taken place between the unit and other departmental officials and ministerial advisers in addition to State agencies regarding this objective; and the budget allocation for this objective in 2018. [13020/18]

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Niall Collins

Ceist:

146. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the plans of the strategic communications unit to coordinate a national Brexit preparedness public information and awareness campaign in 2018 as confirmed in Enterprise 2025 Renewed; the specific Department budget allocated towards this objective in 2018; the amount expended to date; and the number of meetings with other departmental officials and ministerial advisers in addition to State agencies to date on this campaign in tabular form. [13021/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 79, 122, 145 and 146 together.

A number of cross-Government priority communications campaigns have been agreed by Government following consultation with the responsible Minister and Secretary General. However, the work of the SCU is now under review. The review is planned to be concluded by Easter. The results of the review will inform the work plan, structure and scope of activities for the remainder of 2018.