From top: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Marketing and media spend for 2018
Leo Varadkar’s department ran up a bill of €1,347,720 in 2018 covering the communications cost of various campaigns.
…[the] sum is more than 18 times the €71,365 the department spent promoting Government campaigns in 2017.
The gulf in advertising spending is even greater when compared to the €10,628 spent in 2016, under Enda Kenny’s watch. In Leo’s first full year at the helm the department the cost has grown to more than 126 times that amount.