Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (240)

Timmy Dooley


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.


Training Course



Social Media in the Public Sector



Social Media for Consultation



Social Media Marketing



Social Media Training



Social Media for Business


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.