Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of An Taoiseach
59. To ask the Taoiseach 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; and the amount available in the remainder of 2019 to fund same. [9193/19]
No expenditure was incurred by my Department on advertising or sponsorship in respect of conferences in the years in question. While the Department did not directly fund advertising services for the Data Summit held in 2017, the company that provided conference organisation services for the Summit did incur costs relating to marketing and advertising. The overall costs of the Data Summit 2017 were met though sponsorship, registration fees and a contribution from my Department.