Re-use of Public Sector Information

IHREC is subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (SI 279 of 2005). The regulations are available at

Policy Statement on Release of Data

Information posted on this website may be downloaded and re-used free of charge without application with the following exceptions:

  • Photographs and artwork of any kind;
  • Documents, reports, leaflets or other information whose author is not the IHREC.

Intellectual property rights are likely to be held for material provided by a third party, including links to other websites from this site. Permission to copy or use any such material must be obtained from the holder of the intellectual property right.

Please note that information and documents obtained from this website may only be reproduced and/or re-used subject to the latest PSI licence available at

Other data owned by the IHREC which is not available as set out above may be applied for by writing to:

Fearghal Frain
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
16-22 Green St. Dublin 7

The application must be for the release of documents for re-use and must state clearly that the request is for the re-use of public sector information. The Human Rights and Equality Commission Freedom of Information Section 15 Manual includes classes of data/records held by the Human Rights and Equality Commission.

We will only supply data covered by the Regulations in pre-existing format or language.

As well as data protected by intellectual property rights, the Regulations do not provide for the release of personal data or information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. The Regulations do not permit the release of information in a manner that is otherwise prohibited by law.

For further information on the re-use of information held by the Human Rights and Equality Commission, please contact: Public Service Information Officer.

We are not obliged by the Regulations to release documents for re-use. However, any information released will be subject to terms and conditions of the latest Public Service Information licence available at

We are not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information and do not certify that the information is up-to-date or error free. We do not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use the information.

Re-use is subject to the following conditions

You must:

  • Acknowledge the source and our copyright in cases where you supply the information to others;
  • Reproduce the information accurately;
  • Not use the information in a misleading way;
  • Not use the information for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service;
  • Not use the information for or in support of illegal, immoral, fraudulent, or dishonest purposes.


The following charges will apply:

  • €20.95 per hour in respect of the time spent in producing, collecting and reproducing the information for re-use.
  • €0.04 per photocopy.
  • €10.16 for a CD-ROM

These charges will be reviewed periodically. Details of the charges will be given to the applicant before the information is released.