Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (85)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

85. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach the role his Department is playing in the winter ready campaign; the expenditure his Department will incur in this campaign; and the details of expenditure on external consultancy and advertising or communication. [46636/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

This current Be Winter Ready campaign is the ninth campaign launched by the Office of Emergency Planning, which my Department supports through it's membership of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning. The campaign aims to assist households in preparing for severe weather, and coping with it when it actually happens.

The Government Information Services' role is to provide support on the public information aspects of the campaign including about being prepared, staying safe and knowing where people can find help if needed. Information will also be available during severe weather events on Twitter from the Office of Emergency Planning @emergencyIE which all Departments support as part of their public information roles.

The Be Winter Ready booklet is published by the Office of Emergency Planning, on behalf of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning. More information and useful links are available on www.winterready.ie.

There is no expenditure by my Department on the campaign.