Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Department of Education and Skills
Irish Research Council
97. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the sum of moneys allocated by the Irish Research Council in each of the years 2012 to 2017 and to date in 2018 under the enterprise partnership schemes or employment led schemes; the amount recouped from employers in each of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8856/18]
The information requested by the Deputy for the years 2012 to 2017 is outlined in the table. The information for 2018 is not readily available at this stage.
Irish Research Council funding of enterprise programmes and co-funding collected from enterprise partners, 2012-2017.
|2012 Amounts Allocated||2012 Amount Collected||2013 Amounts Allocated||2013 Amount Collected||2014 Amounts Allocated||2014 Amount Collected|
|EPS Schemes *||€3,201,600||€1,198,257||€ 3,672,000||€ 1,322,437||€ 4,100,947||€ 1,491,855|
|EBP **||€ 720,000||N/A||€ 1,044,000||N/A||€ 1,504,000||N/A|
|TOTAL||€3,921,600||€1,198,257||€ 4,716,000||€ 1,322,437||€ 5,604,947||€ 1,491,855|
|2015 Amounts Allocated||2015 Amount Collected||2016 Amounts Allocated||2016 Amount Collected||2017 Amounts Allocated||2017 Amount Collected|
|EPS Schemes *||€ 3,674,918||€ 1,155,089||€ 3,882,483||€ 1,882,660||€ 4,194,639||€ 1,402,288|
|EBP **||€ 2,424,653||N/A||€ 2,559,692||N/A||€ 2,346,975||N/A|
|TOTAL||€ 6,099,571||€ 1,155,089||€ 6,442,175||€ 1,882,660||€ 6,541,614||€ 1,402,288|
The Amount Collected columns refer to co-funding collected from enterprise partners.
*Enterprise Partnership Scheme. The Irish Research Council invoices companies for one third of the value of the award on an annual basis.
**Employment-based postgraduate programme. No money is claimed by the Irish Research Council as part of the Employment Based Programme. Employers make the salary contribution directly to the awardee.
98. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount spent by the Irish Research Council on public relations firms, publicity, sponsorship, promotional or advertising material in each of the years 2012 to 2017 and to date in 2018; the proportion this represents of its overall budget; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8857/18]
The information requested by the Deputy for the years 2012 to 2017 is outlined in the attached document. The information for 2018 is not readily available at this stage.
It is important that the IRC is in a position to communicate regarding the programmes which it operates, and to promote new programmes to prospective applicants, both at home and abroad.
Irish Research Council Expenditure on Promotion 2012-2017.
|2012||Percentage of admin budget||2013||Percentage of admin budget||2014|
|Public Relations Firms|
|Publicity||€ 290||0.00%||€ 95,447|
|Sponsorship||€ 19,468||0.06%||€ 40,789||0.13%||€ 60,909|
|Promotional/Advertising||€ 4,177||0.01%||€ 11,165||0.04%||€ 14,026|
|TOTAL||€ 23,935||0.08%||€ 51,954||0.17%||€ 170,382|
|Total Council Budget||€30,643,000||€31,391,000||€31,400,000|
|Percentage of admin budget||2015||Percentage of admin budget||2016||Percentage of admin budget||2017||Percentage of admin budget|
|Public Relations Firms||€ 20,177||0.06%||€ 63,045||0.2%||€ 61,619||0.18%|
|Publicity||0.30%||€ 13,952||0.04%||€ 39,162||0.11%|
|Sponsorship||0.19%||€ 134,135||0.43%||€ 129,628||0.4%||€ 100,992||0.30%|
|Promotional/Advertising||0.04%||€ 46,270||0.15%||€ 83,441||0.3%||€ 42,180||0.12%|
|TOTAL||0.54%||€ 214,534||0.68%||€ 276,114||0.9%||€ 243,953||0.71%|
|Total Council Budget||€31,400,000||€31,250,000||€34,150,000|