Written answers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Justice and Equality

Departmental Expenditure

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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246. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality 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. [9190/19]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael)
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The information requested by the Deputy, as it relates to expenditure incurred by my Department, is set out in the table below. Where such expenditure has been incurred by agencies under the aegis of my Department I have asked that they respond directly to the Deputy.

YearAmount Spent incl. VAT (€)Description
20173,000UCD/Club Health Dublin 2017 - The 10th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues, including sexual violence, May 2017.
201710,000Victim Support Europe Annual Conference, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, May 2017 (support funding provided to the Irish Victims Rights Alliance as conference co-host).
2018492.00 (venue deposit)30% Club "Working for Better Balance" event 8 February 2019
20185,000SAFE Ireland Summit on addressing the issue of domestic abuse, Dublin, October 2018.
201872,802Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration
20194,428.00 balance paid to date with estimated 1,618 remaining pending receipt of invoices30% Club "Working for Better Balance" event, 8 February 2019

In each case the payments were incurred in support of events promoting the policy objectives of my Department.

The Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration was a free event open to all, and attended by an estimated 2000 people, which was organised to mark the State's recognition of Traveller identity. Costs included venue hire of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and costs associated with rescheduling the event because of Storm Emma, Programme and Production costs including event management, PR, website, signage, workshops, stalls, catering etc.


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