71. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach the details of payments made by his Departments, their agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14781/17 asked on 28 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

The Taoiseach: There were no payments made by my Department, its agencies or any bodies under the aegis of my Department to broadcasters in the years to which the Deputy refers.
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52. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the details of any payments made by her Department, its agencies or any bodies under her aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14727/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the tables.
Private Security Authority 
The Private Security Authority (PSA) uses Mediavest, the organisation that holds the Department contract for the purpose of running all information campaigns in the print and broadcast media, to conduct its radio broadcast campaigns. On this basis the PSA does not pay such broadcasters directly and instead radio advertising camp...

69. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Finance the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14723/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): I understand that the Deputy is referring to payments specifically in respect of audio and visual broadcasting. Details of payments made by my Department are listed in the table provided.  Of the 18 bodies under the aegis of my Department, 15 have confirmed a nil response to the information sought, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners and the Credit Reviewer have provided details of payments to broadcasters and are listed in the table. It was no...

91. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14721/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The details sought by the Deputy are not readily available. Officials in my Department are collating the information and I will arrange to have it forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it becomes available. 
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110. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14722/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Deputy Simon Coveney): The information requested in relation to my Department is currently being compiled and will be forwarded to the Deputy in accordance with Standing Orders. The details requested in relation to bodies under the aegis of my Department are a matter for the individual bodies concerned. Arrangements have been put in place by each Agency to facilitate the provision of information directly to members of the Oireacht...

122. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Social Protection the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14729/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Leo Varadkar): I understand that the Deputy’s question relates to payments to broadcasting organisations.
The statutory bodies operating under the aegis of my Department are the Citizens Information Board, the Pensions Authority, the Pensions Council, the Pensions Ombudsman and the Social Welfare Tribunal. No payments were made by any of these bodies to broadcasting organisations in 2014, 2015 or 2016.
The Department placed a number of small scale advertis...

125. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14724/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Charles Flanagan): My Department made payments to broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 and to date in 2017 as detailed in the table. Payments made to broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 and to date in 2017. 
 Division/Unit Year Payee Amount Reason for Payment Irish Abroad Unit 2014 RTÉ €50,000 This amount was paid to RTE in connection with broadcasting of the Ceiliúradh (Celebration) concert held at the R...

130. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14728/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): In response to the Deputy’s question, the tables outline the details of payments made to broadcasters by my Department and the bodies under its aegis since 2014.
 Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
 Year Supplier Amount Description 2015 Pi Communications €780 Provision of sound engineering and manned camera support on Budget Day 2015 

Special EU Programmes Body

 Year Supplier Amount Descri...

134. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the details of any payments made by her Department, its agencies or any bodies under her aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14717/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Deputy Heather Humphreys): In light of the volume of information concerned it is not possible to provide these details to the Deputy in the time available. Arrangements are therefore being made for the information requested in respect of both the Department and the bodies under its aegis to be collated and forwarded to the Deputy in line with the timelines set out in Standing Orders.
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157. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14725/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Where is it necessary for the Department to place advertisements, generally in relation to health promotion messages, they are done through a media or PR company rather than the broadcaster itself. However, I will survey the Department to ascertain if any payments were made to any broadcasters during the years in question and revert to you in due course.
I have also forwarded your question on to the HSE for direct reply. Details for other bodies under...

175. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis,to any broadcasters here in the years 2014 to 2016, inclusive; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14716/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): Payments made by my Department during the period 2014 to 2016 to National TV and Radio broadcasters are outlined in the following table. These payments typically involve advertising Department schemes and services. The payments were made via MediaVest Ltd. who currently hold the central Government contract for the provision of the majority of our advertising needs. There were no payments to these organisations in the years ...

189. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there is any reason for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14719/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): The information requested in relation to my Department is being complied and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The information regarding the agencies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for each Agency. I will request the relevant bodies to reply directly to the Deputy with the information requested in respect of their organisation.
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198. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14730/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): ​Details of payments made to external service providers are published by my Department and are available on my Department’s website at the following link: http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/expenditure-external-services-2015.
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212. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the details of any payments made by her Department, its agencies or any bodies under her aegis to broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14726/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor): My Department did not make any payment to broadcasters in the years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 to date.
In 2015, my Department paid €250,000 to Atomic Advertising ltd in respect of an advertising campaign to raise awareness of a range of government supports for enterprise. These advertisements were carried by a number of broadcasters
Any payments to broadcasters from agencies under the aegis of my Department are a day ...

216. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the details of any payments made by her Department, its agencies or any bodies under her aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14718/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I assume that the Deputy is referring to payments to organisations, networks or stations involved in the broadcast of radio and television programmes. In this regard the Deputy might note that my Department, the Adoption Authority of Ireland and Túsla, the Child and Family Agency did not incur any such payments and that the Office of the Ombudsman for Children will respond directly to him in the matter.
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225. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the details of any payments made by his Department, its agencies or any bodies under his aegis to any broadcasters here in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the broadcaster to which the funds were provided; the reason for the payments; and if there are any reasons for payments to broadcasters in 2017. (Question 14720/17 asked on 23 Mar 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): The total amount of payments exclusive of VAT to broadcasters in Ireland for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 are set out in the table.
“Be Winter Ready” Annual Radio Public Information Campaigns 2014 - 2016 
 Radio Station Amount 2014 Amount 2015 Amount 2016 Dublin Q102 €864.00 €864.00 €648.00 Newstalk €2,383.56 €2,383.56 €2,383.56 KFM Radio €350.25 €350.25 €262.69 Highland Radio €308.32 €308.3...