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391. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Justice the amount her Department and associated agencies have spent on social media advertising since the beginning of January 2021 until 12 June 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32617/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has spent €12,566.66 on social media advertising since the beginning of January 2021 until 12 June 2021. This was exclusively for boosting social media posts in relation to the 'No Excuses' awareness campaign on sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Two of the agencies under the aegis of my Department have incurred costs for social media advertising in the timeframe outlined, as set out in the table below.

Agency Cost
Policing Authority €1,191.85
An Garda Síochána €2,599.00