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193. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of money spent by her Department on media advertising from March 2011 to February 2016 showing the media organisation - newspaper, radio, television or any other forms of media - to which advertisement fees were paid by her Department; and the amount of money paid per year to each individual media organisation, in tabular form. [12890/16]

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Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I wish to inform the Deputy that my Department does not, as a matter of policy, incur advertising expenditure of this nature. However, expenditure does arise from time to time on public information notices such as, for example relevant campaigns related to raising awareness on human trafficking, the dangers of fireworks, illegal drug dealing or the bringing into force of new legislation and other statutory notices. By their nature such notices need to be placed with local and national media sources. The total cost of all such public information notices within the requested time frame are as follows:

Organisation Mar - Dec 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Jan - Feb 2016
Big Picture Media (BPM) Ltd €5,314
Brindley Advertising €69,891 €46,528 €50,746
DBA Publications Ltd €1,476
FCR Media Ltd €23,727 €23,727
Government Publications €84 €1,506 €166 €586 €115
Iris Oifigiuil €10,819 €2,866 €1,378 €66,320 €235,273* €2,171
Marketing Impressions €1,837
Mediavest Ireland Ltd €39,036 €65,216 €2,707
Mediavest Ltd €2,027 €8,362
Metro Eireann €1,434 €1,292
Office of Public Works €93 €86 €168 €135
Persuasion Republic €2,347
Power Design €508 €271
Print Bureau Limited €1,403
Public Appointments Service €3,055 €19,383
Radio Telefis Eireann €8,168
The Law Society of Ireland €923
Thomson Reuters (Prof) IRL Ltd €1,224
Total €93,959 €68,777 €61,408 €143,011 €330,085* €5,128
* Relates mainly to statutory notices in Iris Oifigiuil required under the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts.