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270. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount spent by his Department on third party public relations advice, communications advice, online advertising and public awareness campaigns to date in 2018, by month and company engaged in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39643/18]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The following table details relevant expenditure in my Department since January 2018. The work contracted has allowed valuable public attention to be drawn to important issues such as human trafficking, domestic violence and the work of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland:

Date Cost Name of Campaign / Purpose Company/Organisation
01 January 2018 €7,000.00 Funding for UN.GIFT box campaign, March 2017 Act to Prevent Trafficking/Association of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland
17 January 2018 €29.52 Printing of A3/A4 posters for public events - Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Snap Charlemont
26 January 2018 €1,094.70 Advert for Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Midlands 103
26 January 2018 €33.21 Printing of A3/A4 posters for public events - Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Snap Charlemont
29 January 2018 €1,377.60 Advert for Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland News UK & Ireland Limited
01 February 2018 €5,018.40 Media buying services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence PHD Media (Ireland) Ltd
01 February 2018 €18,556.00 Creative advertising services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence TBWA Dublin
12 February 2018 €912.54 Advert for Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Galway Bay FM
12 February 2018 €836.40 Advert for Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Midland Radio Group Ltd
14 February 2018 €19,902.63 PR Consultancy (professional fee) [Dec '17 to Jan '18] Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Drury Porter Novelli
19 February 2018 €984.00 Advert for Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland South East Broadcasting Co Ltd
21 February 2018 €54.78 Printing of A3/A4 posters for public events Snap Charlemont
23 February 2018 €806.88 Advert for Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Highland Radio
23 February 2018 €910.20 Advert for Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Midland Radio Group Ltd
28 February 2018 €1,063.95 Advert for Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland News UK & Ireland Limited
01 March 2018 €5,018.40 Media buying services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence PHD Media (Ireland) Ltd
01 March 2018 €3,378.20 Creative advertising services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence TBWA Dublin
26 March 2018 €12,713.28 PR Consultancy (professional fee) [Jan ’18 – Feb ‘18] Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Drury Porter Novelli
01 April 2018 €63,715.85 Creative advertising services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence TBWA Dublin
20 April 2018 €5,687.52 PR Consultancy (professional fee) [Feb ’18 – Mar ‘18] Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Drury Porter Novelli
01 May 2018 €218,709.59 Media buying services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence PHD Media (Ireland) Ltd
18 May 2018 €4,683.84 PR Consultancy (professional fee) [Mar ’18 – Apr ‘18] Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Drury Porter Novelli
01 June 2018 €2,148.81 Creative advertising services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence TBWA Dublin
01 June 2018 €56,826.26 Media buying services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence PHD Media (Ireland) Ltd
27 June 2018 €1,338.24 PR Consultancy (professional fee) [Apr ’18 – May ‘18]Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Drury Porter Novelli
01 July 2018 €1,230.00 Consultancy regarding contract renewal relating to National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence Ebiquity Marsh
01 July 2018 €103,798.13 Media buying services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence PHD Media (Ireland) Ltd*
18 July 2018 €1,672.80 PR Consultancy (professional fee) [May ’18 – Jun ‘18] Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Drury Porter Novelli
01 August 2018 €17,752.74 Media buying services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence PHD Media (Ireland) Ltd
01 August 2018 €3,800.70 Anti-Human Trafficking - Blue blindfold campaign materials LogoPrint
13 August 2018 €1,003.68 PR Consultancy (professional fee) [Jun ’18 – Jul ‘18] Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland Drury Porter Novelli
01 September 2018 €37,945.81 Media buying services for National Awareness Campaign on Domestic Violence PHD Media (Ireland) Ltd*
3rd September 2018 €32,707.14 Advertisement of the Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-gratia Scheme in national and UK publications Mediavest Ltd T/A Spark Foundry
TOTAL €632,711.80 *Includes Dormant Accounts Funding