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Re-use of public sector information

Clare County Council is subject to: the EU Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information, its amendment EU Directive 2013/37/EC and its transposed Irish Statutory Instruments S.I. No. 279/2005, S.I No. 103/2008, and S.I. No. 525/2015 and related Circulars issued by the Department of Finance (Circular 32/05), and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Circular 16/15 and Circular 12/16).These documents and any amendments can be obtained on


All rights to design, text, graphics and other material on this website are the copyright of Clare County Council or other third parties.

Material provided by any third party, including links to other websites from this site, is likely to be copyright of the author. Permission to copy or use any such material must be obtained from the author.

Policy statement and details of charges

Public sector information posted on this website may be downloaded and re-used free of charge without application, subject to the terms and conditions of the latest PSI licence available at

and with the following exceptions:

  • Photographs and artwork of any kind
  • Brochures, leaflets or other documents whose author is not Clare County Council. These items should include a logo or information about the author - for example, the planning leaflet series from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government is included in this website for public information purposes - these leaflets were created by the department which retains copyright for the material.
  • Documents, plans, maps, drawings, sketches, photographs etc. which are posted on the website for the purposes of enabling the material to be inspected at another time or place or to otherwise facilitate public inspection, (for example plans, maps, drawings submitted in connection with planning applications or as part of an application for a service, grant, licence etc.)
  • Other maps of any kind
  • Any other documents/information in respect of which third parties hold intellectual property rights, including copyright

Intellectual property rights are likely to be held for material provided by a third party, including links to other websites from this site.

Public sector information owned by Clare County Council and not posted on its website may be applied for by writing to the following nominated officer:

Freedom of Information Officer,
Áras Contae an Chláir,
New Road,
County Clare

You must state clearly that the request is for the re-use of public sector information.

This council currently makes information routinely available to the public in relation to its functions, activities and schemes. Such information will continue to be made available without the need to use the FOI Act. Under the Act this routinely available information is contained in the Publication scheme (section 8 of the FOI Act 2014)

Policy statement on release of data

Clare County Council is not obliged to release any information for re-use. However any information released will be subject to the terms and conditions of the latest PSI Licence available at

or other terms and condition as Clare County Council may deem appropriate.

The council 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 Acts. The regulations do not permit the release of information in a manner that is otherwise prohibited by law.

Clare County Council is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information and does not certify that the information is up-to-date or error free. The council does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use the information.


Charges for any documents not available on the website will reflect the cost incurred by Clare County Council in the production, collection, reproduction and dissemination of the information.

Where charges are made in respect of search and retrieval and copying of documents the following charges will apply:

  • €20 per hour in respect of the time spent in producing, collecting and reproducing the information for re-use
  • €0.04 per photocopy.
  • €10 for a CD-ROM

The minimum charge for any one document whether issued in hardcopy, electronic or other format will be €5.00.

Details of the charges/cost of documents will be given to the applicant before the information is released.

All charges must be paid in full before any documents/information will be released.

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