Written answers

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Departmental Expenditure

Photo of Aengus Ó SnodaighAengus Ó Snodaigh (Dublin South Central, Sinn Fein)
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289. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of annual subscriptions to external membership bodies and groups his Department has including the cost and details. [46762/15]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Minister, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
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The following table sets out the costs of Ireland’s membership subscriptions paid to external organisations through the Department’s Vote in 2015. Such organisations cover the areas of trade, research and innovation, intellectual property, competitiveness and employment rights.

OrganisationDescription2015 cost
World Trade Organisation Payment of Ireland’s annual membership of the WTO. €2,018,914
OECD Ireland’s contribution to the Local Economic & Employment Development Programme. €29,000
OECD Ireland’s contribution to the Global Science Forum. €2,698
Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils Ireland’s contribution to the GFCC for membership. The annual cost is $10,000 US. The costs incurred in 2015 cover 2014 and 2015 membership.€19,129
European Space Agency Ireland’s annual membership and programme participation in ESA.€17,290,000
European Molecular Biology Conference Ireland’s membership contribution to the EMBC. The EMBC promotes excellence in fundamental basic research in Molecular biology and related fields across Europe.€190,107
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Ireland’s annual membership contribution to EMBL which is Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the Life Sciences.€1,115,882
EUREKA Ireland’s annual membership to EUREKA which is a close-to-market collaborative R&D programme operated on a pan-European basis. €25,990
COST – Co-operation in European Science & Technology Ireland’s membership inresearch and development networks spanning a range of scientific disciplines. The expenditure incurred in 2015 covers Ireland’s membership of COST to 2020.€11,202
World Intellectual Property Organisation Payment of Ireland’s annual membership of WIPO. €464,144
International Labour Organisation Ireland’s annual membership of the ILO. Cost includes a contribution to the ILO Training Centre (of €18,000).€1,545,000
European Association of Court Judges Ireland’s annual affiliation fee to the European Association of Labour Court Judges in respect of the Chair of the Employment Appeals Tribunal. €1,350
Hallmarking Convention Contributions Annual subscription by Ireland to the International Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals.€8,737
Sanction has recently been provided by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for the Department to provide funding to support Ireland’s membership of CECAM (Centre European de Calcul Atomique et Moleculaire). CECAM is a pan-European network which supports joint research and collaboration in the field of computational simulation science. The annual cost of Ireland’s membership is €30,000.

Photo of Aengus Ó SnodaighAengus Ó Snodaigh (Dublin South Central, Sinn Fein)
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290. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of annual subscriptions to newspapers or magazines his Department has including the cost and details. [46763/15]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Minister, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
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The total expenditure on subscriptions to newspapers and magazines by my Department and it Offices in 2015 was €27,823. The following table provides a breakdown of costs and details as requested.Total Expenditure Incurred by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Subscriptions to Newspapers and Magazines in 2015

Title of Newspapers/MagazinesNumber of Subscriptions (hard copy edition)Number of Subscriptions (on line edition)Total Cost of Hard Copy Subscriptions

Total Cost of On Line Subscriptions

Business and Finance8-207-
Economist812,400188
Phoenix6 136863
Phoenix Annual269
Irish Times2175,1811,582
Saturday Irish Times1130
Irish Independent923,060320
Saturday Irish Independent1120
Sunday Independent1151
Irish Examiner31,428
Saturday Irish Examiner1121
Financial Times104,499
Saturday Financial Times1182
Financial Times on-line41,096
The Star41,425
The Star on Sunday152
The Sun3715
Saturday Sun152
Sunday Sun152
Daily Mirror3768
Saturday Mirror159
Sunday Mirror183
Daily Mail4965
Saturday Daily Mail 167
The Mail on Sunday1114
Evening Herald3913
Sunday World1127
Sunday Business Post2190
Sunday Times1156
Meath Chronicle1920
Subtotal24,5743,249
TOTAL€27,823

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