Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 740 No. 3

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  310.  Deputy Robert Dowds  Information on Robert Dowds  Zoom on Robert Dowds   asked the Minister for Social Protection  Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton   the amount of money spent producing Government reports in both Irish and English on a yearly basis. [25417/11]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton  I understand, following clarification with the Deputy, that he is seeking the cost of translating Government reports to Irish for the year 2010.

The Department is committed to providing a quality customer service in Irish and meeting its obligations under the Official Languages Act. In this regard the cost of translating Departmental reports to Irish was some €37,500 in 2010.


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