Thursday, 16 November 2023
Department of Justice and Equality
190. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the breakdown of the costs to date of the "Victims Charter" advertising campaign which is currently ongoing; the total budget which has been allocated to date; the amount which has been paid to RTÉ to date; and the overall amount which is likely to be paid to RTÉ over the course of the campaign; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50441/23]
I believe that when a victim engages with the justice system, they should know what to expect, be confident they will be treated respectfully and sensitively, know what their legally enforceable rights are and what supports are available at every step in the process.
As the Deputy is aware, my Department is running a campaign to raise awareness of the rights provided for in the Victims of Crime Act 2017 and explained in the Victims Charter, and last month started the second phase on TV and radio, with a particular emphasis on reaching minority and harder-to-reach communities.
In relation to the specific information sought by the Deputy, as the campaign will run until the 19 November the table below outlines the spend until the end of October, the projected November spend, and the total spend expected to the end of the year with RTE in relation to this campaign.
|Up to Oct||Expected November||Expected 2023|
|RTE Radio||€ 38,892||€ 19,810||€ 58,702|
|RTE TV||€ 92,677||€ 10,632||€ 103,309|
|TOTAL||€ 131,569||€ 30,442||€ 162,011|