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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Department of Health

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Photo of Aengus Ó SnodaighAengus Ó Snodaigh (Dublin South Central, Sinn Fein)
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593. To ask the Minister for Health the annual cost to his Department or the Health Service Executive of advertisements placed on its behalf in newspapers, magazines, television and radio, and social media. [46758/15]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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In 2014, the Department spent €58,209 on advertisements in newspapers and other print media, mainly to promote awareness of new schemes or public consultations, in addition to posting updates to and using social media (@roinnslainte). No advertisements were placed on radio, television or through social media. Figures for 2015 are being compiled and I will forward those on to the Deputy when they are available.

I have also asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow up the matter.

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