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Dan White: €523k bill for motor tax site

The costs of running Government websites range from around €60 to a massive €523,000 a year.

The Department of An Taoiseach's website receives 470,000 visits a year and costs €1,815 per annum to maintain.

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment website costs €5,212 a year to run last year while the maintenance costs alone for the online motor tax website came in at a €523,000 for 2009.

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food for the Animal Welfare Advisory Council website cost just €62.99 for the year and saw more than of 20,000 unique visits to the site.