Written answers

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Department of An Taoiseach

Social Media

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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154. To ask the Taoiseach the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public bodies and agencies that operate under his remit that were exclusively in Irish between 1 May 2021 and 30 April 2022, inclusive; the percentage of same that feature bilingual translations [23057/22]

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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155. To ask the Taoiseach the percentage of social media posts made on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public bodies and agencies that operate under his remit that were exclusively in languages besides English or Irish between 1 May 2021 and 30 April 2022, inclusive; the percentage of same that featured languages besides English or Irish. [23075/22]

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 154 and 155 together.

The tables below contain the information requested by the Deputy on my Department's social media posts.

Channel Total no. of posts (1st May 2021 – 30th April 2022) No. of posts exclusively in Irish % of posts exclusively in Irish No. of bilingual (Irish and English) posts % of bilingual (Irish and English) posts No. of posts either exclusively in Irish or bilingual (Irish and English) % of posts either exclusively in Irish or bilingual (Irish and English)
Facebook 474 21 4.43% 8 1.69% 29 6.12%
Twitter 887 27 3.04% 0 0% 27 3.04%
Instagram 432 18 4.17% 4 0.93% 22 5.09%
LinkedIn 212 7 3.3% 3 1.42% 10 4.72%
TikTok 32 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

Channel Total no. of posts (1st May 2021 – 30th April 2022) No. of posts exclusively in languages besides Irish and English % of posts exclusively in languages besides Irish and English No. of posts which included languages besides Irish and English % of posts which included languages besides Irish and English
Facebook 474 2 0.42% 8 1.69%
Twitter 887 10 1.13% 12 1.35%
Instagram 432 0 0% 7 1.62%
LinkedIn 212 0 0% 1 0.47%
TikTok 32 0 0% 1 3.13%

All social media posts of the National Economic and Social Council - the only body under the aegis of my Department - were in the English language during the period in question.

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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156. To ask the Taoiseach the percentage of social media videos posted on each of his Departmental social media accounts or the social media accounts of public bodies and agencies that operate under his remit included closed captioning and or subtitling between 1 May 2021 and 30 April 2022, inclusive [23093/22]

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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The table below contains the information requested by the Deputy on videos posted by my Department on social media.

Channel Total no. of videos posted between 1st May 2021 and 30th April 2022) No. of videos posted with subtitles/closed captions % of videos posted with subtitles/closed captions
Facebook 174 46 26.44%
Twitter 127 38 29.92%
Instagram 107 24 22.43%
LinkedIn 55 28 50.9%
TikTok 29 1 3.44%

N o videos posted by the National Economic and Social Council - the only body under the aegis of my Department - in the period in question were subtitled / closed captioned.

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