Thursday, 30 July 2020

Ceisteanna (182)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

182. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has carried out advertising campaigns to promote policies or programmes being implemented by same; if so, if he will provide the details of the campaign or relevant programme; the cost of advertising in publications, broadcast advertising, outdoor advertising; the cost of consultancy or production costs in each of the past two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21023/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

My Departmental remit includes complex policy areas, oversight of regulation and service provision across key strategic services such as energy and public service broadcasting, as well as regulation of sectors such as mining and hydrocarbon exploration. Given the technical complexity, economic significance and community interest in these areas, there is a requirement to disseminate information and to address specific issues as they arise. My Department therefore necessarily incurs some expenditure on a number of advertising campaigns to promote its policies / programmes from time to time. In procuring these services, my Department always seeks to ensure value for money and the keeping of expenditure to the minimum necessary.

The information requested is outlined in tabular format below:

Campaign / Relevant Programme

Advertising in publications / Broadcast Advertising / Outdoor Advertising /Consultancy or production costs

Cost in 2019

Cost to date in 2020

Ocean Energy Week “DCCAE sponsored content to raise citizen awareness of offshore wind energy and outlining the various planning, environmental and policy considerations around developing offshore wind capability”

Advertising in Irish Examiner

Nil

€6,500

Community Environment Action Fund/ Local Agenda 21

Press advertisements

€5,847

Nil

Digital Skills for Citizen Scheme

Advertising in Senior Times Magazine

€1,107

Nil

Anti Dumping Initiative

Advertising Infographic

€861

€1,193

Waste Awareness & Education Campaign

Radio Advertising

€102,671

Nil

Waste Awareness & Education Campaign

Consultancy

€1,900

Nil

Waste Awareness & Education Campaign

Cinema Advertising

€35,686

Nil

Enactment of Inland Fisheries Secondary Legislation

Press Advertising

€17,720

€6,274

Geoscience Ireland

Advertising in publications

€3,835

€2,835

INFOMAR

Advertising in publications

€10,600

€7,600

Tellus

Public Information Notices

€24,692

Nil

Climate Action Plan 2019 ‘Town Hall’ meetings

Newspaper Advertising

€9,123

Nil

National Dialogue Regional Gathering in Q4 2018

Newspaper Advertising

€1,557

Nil