Written answers

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Department of Education and Skills

Departmental Advertising Expenditure

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour)
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215. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount spent by his Department on public advertising and the purchase of external communications and publicity in 2018 by advertising campaign, including specific amounts on social media campaigns (details supplied) or other digital platforms; the amount spent on public relations or other communications support in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53574/18]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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The details requested by the Deputy in relation to the amount spent to date in 2018 are outlined below.

Campaign to promote the teaching profession (an action in the Teacher Supply Action Plan) developed in conjunction with the Government Information Service. The campaign uses a number of mediums including social media (Facebook & Twitter), newspaper (digital) and radio.€132,991.00
National outdoor STEM awareness campaign to take place in January 2019, Campaign run in conjunction with Science Foundation Ireland€78,965.00
Contribution to the cost of the supporting national communication campaign in relation to the launch of Action Plan for Online Safety by Department of An Taoiseach€21,051.00
Funding for a public awareness video about Youthreach which is co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020€4,500.00
Invitation for submission from interested persons and parties on the Review of Out-of-School Education Provision€4,219.32


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