Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (115, 116)

Timmy Dooley

Ceist:

115. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the amount her Department has spent on social media training and consultancy in each of the years 2011 to 2016. [18158/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Timmy Dooley

Ceist:

116. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if training has been delivered in her Department on the use of social media; the frequency and cost of this training; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18194/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 115 and 116 together.

Between 2011 and 2016 no training courses were delivered on the use of social media, within my Department.

My Department does promote the development of staff through attendance at conferences on topics relevant to their work. In this regard, four staff members attended conferences on social media during this period. The conferences provided insights from industry experts on how social media could be used to effectively communicate with stakeholders and customers through the application of best practice.

My Department did not spend any money on social media consultancy during this period (2011-2016).