Written answers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Departmental Expenditure

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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457. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount spent in advertising and or sponsorship in respect of conferences external and internal, respectively in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, by conference; the aggregate amount for each year; the amount available in the remainder of 2019 to fund same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9178/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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I wish to advise the Deputy that the information requested is outlined in the attached table.

There is no specific budget in my Department just for sponsorship of conferences. Such requests are considered on a case by case basis and, where appropriate, are then funded from within my Department's budget for agriculture related trade exhibitions.


Conference Internal/External ConferenceAdvertising costs

Sponsorship costs

Agricultural Science Association Annual ConferenceExternal2,800
Tipperary Energy Agency (Energy in Agriculture)External800
Ramiran 2017External6,150
Environ 2017 ConferenceExternal750
National conference on Minor ConifersExternal6,200
International Congress of Meat Science and Technology ConferenceExternal5,000
Total 21,700


Conference Internal/External ConferenceAdvertising costs €Sponsorship costs €
Agricultural Science Association Annual ConferenceExternal2,000
European Grassland Federation ConferenceExternal12,000
Energy in AgricultureExternal5,000
Bord Bia Poultry and Egg Conference1,000
National conference on Forestry and the BioeconomyExternal8,200
Native Woodland ConferenceExternal 10,000
International Farm Comparisons Network (JFCN) conferenceExternal6,000
International Dairy Federation (IDF)/International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Analytical WeekExternal6,150
Total 50,350

2019 to date

Conference Internal/External

Advertising costs

Sponsorship costs

Energy in AgricultureExternal5,000


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