Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (240)

Timmy Dooley

Ceist:

240. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount her Department has spent on social media training and consultancy in each of the years 2011 to 2016. [18161/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

I refer the Deputy to Dáil Question No. 459 which I replied to on 29th March 2018.

I am advised that since the establishment of the Department in June 2011, my Department has spent €5,883 on social media training for staff. A breakdown is supplied in the following table. No expenditure occurred in the years 2011 and 2015.

Year

Training Course

Cost

2012

Social Media in the Public Sector

€1,337

2013

Social Media for Consultation

€433

2013

Social Media Marketing

€349

2014

Social Media Training

€3,264

2016

Social Media for Business

€500

I am further advised that, while my Department does not engage social media consultants, it has engaged third party service providers to assist with the provision of social media content and a range of other services for the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme and the Creative Ireland Programme.