Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (50)

Barry Cowen


50. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Taoiseach the amount spent on public relations, promotion and advertising, including multimedia, in his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 (details supplied) in tabular form [48253/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The following table contains the yearly outlays by my Department in these cost areas. The breakdown covers digital advertising consisting of search to ensure that the public is directed to the sites which deliver the services/information they are looking for and sponsored posts to ensure strong dissemination of Government Information. It also includes traditional media such as print and creative production.

The bulk of the 2019 spend is on the provision of communication and public relations work for the IBRC Commission, which is an independent statutory commission established under the Commissions of Investigation Act 2004.

In addition, the 2019 figure includes public information activities for the appointment of judges and the Budget.

Table - Yearly Outlays Department of the Taoiseach