62. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the way in which the €2.5 million was spent by the strategic communications unit since its inception in September 2017. (Question 18765/18 asked on 01 May 2018)

The Taoiseach: The estimate for spend to date for the SCU is €2.2 million. This spend is primarily associated with citizen focussed information campaigns such as:

- Healthy Ireland

- Global Ireland

- Education Action Plan

- Bliain Na Gaeilge

- Self Employed Benefits

- Legislation

- Irish Aid

- Project Ireland 2040

In addition, spend has been allocated to the Gov.ie migration, the citizen survey on public awareness and understanding of government services, the Unified Identity Programme and the Continuing Professional Development programme, in alignment with the Government approved communications programme .