Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (98, 99)

Timmy Dooley

Ceist:

98. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount his Department has spent on social media training and consultancy in each of the years 2011 to 2016. [18163/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Timmy Dooley

Ceist:

99. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Education and Skills if training has been delivered in his Department on the use of social media; the frequency and cost of this training; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18199/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 98 and 99 together.

My Department has not arranged specific training in relation to social media.

In relation to the period contained in the Deputy's question, my Department did not incur expenditure on social media training and consultancy in 2011 or 2012. However, a limited number of courses were arranged in media skills training for a small number of officials in 2013 and 2016. The attached tabular statement gives details of the companies and the expenditure concerned.

The following tabular statement gives details of expenditure on media skills courses from 2013 to 2017.

Company

Course

Year

Cost €

BMF Business Services

Social Media Strategy Workshop

2013

590

Carr Communications Ltd

Media Skills Course

2016

430

Public Relations Institute of Ireland

Certificate for Civil Service Press Officers

2016

1,890