Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (485)

Timmy Dooley


485. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department commissioned a video (details supplied); and if so, the cost of producing the video. [21357/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

Capita Business Support Services Ireland, trading as Eircode, was awarded a 10 year contract in December 2013 to develop, implement, maintain and promote the use of the National Postcode System "Eircode".

As part of this contract Capita are required to promote and market the use of Eircode to increase uptake and usage of the Eircode system amongst members of the public and businesses.

I have been informed by Capita that the cost of the video they commissioned to promote Eircodes and the National Ambulance Service’s use of Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) Units was €1,000. The in-ambulance mobile terminals use Eircodes to display a caller’s location and address on a map, which helps the ambulance crew to quickly and accurately be routed to someone in need of medical help.