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Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions governing your use of this website.

Copyright - General

All rights to design, text, graphics and other material on this website are the copyright of Dublin City 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.

Image Galleries - Copyright Statement

Personal Use:

The content of the image galleries may be printed and downloaded on a temporary, non-commercial basis for personal use. Copyright must be acknowledged and content may not be altered.

Dublin City Council does not own the copyright on all of the content in the Image Galleries. All rights on such material are © the original copyright holders. Items for which the Library does not hold copyright are clearly marked as such. It is the responsibility of the user to contact any external copyright holders for permission to use these images.

All reasonable effort has been made to contact and acknowledge copyright holders. If you believe that copyright on any item has not been correctly attributed, please contact us at: digital.library@dublincity.ie.

Copies of images which are out of copyright, or for which Dublin City Public Libraries hold the copyright, can be provided.

Commercial Reproduction:
Those wishing to use the content of the image galleries for commercial purposes should contact digital.library@dublincity.ie.

For commercial reproduction of images which are the property of the Dublin City Public Libraries, permission should be sought in writing from the Dublin City Librarian, Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

For commercial reproductions, a fee will be applicable. When applying please state which photographs are being used and give the precise details of the type of reproduction involved – exhibition, book, magazine, newspaper, or other.

When applying for permission to reproduce images, for which Dublin City Public Libraries is not the copyright holder, an undertaking to obtain the appropriate copyright clearance from the copyright holders must be made, in writing, to the Dublin City Librarian.

Note: All reproduced images must carry the acknowledgement:
'Courtesy of Dublin City Public Libraries and Archive'.

Social Media: Sharing of images from the image galleries (and copyright of Dublin City Council) is permitted as long as it is done in the spirit of this copyright notice and a link to the original image page is included together with the wording "Credit: @dubcilib" (Twitter example)

Library Blog - Terms of Use

Comments posted on the Library Blog are moderated in advance of being published. Dublin City Public Libraries & Archive reserves the right to edit or remove, without notification, any post or comment it deems to be inappropriate, and to block any user who is in breach of these Terms. In this regard, you are referred to the following:

By default, comments posted are not allowed to contain links/URLs.

Dublin City Public Libraries & Archive will not enter into any discussion with users regarding comments that have been unpublished, edited or removed.

Access and use of this website constitutes your acceptance of these terms. We reserve the right to amend these terms at any time.

Dublin City Council Social Media Content Policy

We want you to feel comfortable using our social media sites. The conversation should be respectful and contain language that is appropriate for all groups and all ages.

We reserve the right to remove comments that are obscene, indecent; contain threats or personal attacks of any kind; are defamatory, libellous or contain ad hominem attacks; contain offensive terms directed to ethnic or racial groups; or promote or endorse a product or service. We encourage all users of our social media sites to act respectfully to other users.

Our official social media sites are manned Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We will not reply to every individual question or comment, but will usually reply to a theme that emerges based on comments received.Individual enquiries can be dealt with by emailing customerservices@dublincity.ie or by ringing telephone number 01-2222222 (8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday).

Policy statement and details of charges

Public sector information posted on Dublin City Council's web site may be downloaded subject to the terms and conditions of the latest PSI Licence available at www.psi.gov.ie

Public sector information owned by Dublin City Council and not posted on its web site may be applied for by writing to the following nominated officer:

Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Services Department
Dublin City Council
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

Email: foi@dublincity.ie

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

The classes of data available are listed in Dublin City Council's Freedom of Information Section 15 Manual.

Policy Statement on release of data

Dublin City 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 www.psi.gov.ie or other terms and conditions Dublin City Council may deem appropriate.


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

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

Details of the cost of documents will be given to the applicants before they are released.

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

For more information

Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Services Department
Dublin City Council
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

Email: foi@dublincity.ie

Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Statement

Dublin City Council will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your permission. Any personal information supplied will be treated as confidential.

Dublin City Council does not routinely collect personal information about you, except for information you volunteer by e-mailing us, completing a feedback form or by requesting a service.

We will use any personal information supplied only for the intended purpose and we will not pass your personal details on to any third parties.

Technical details of your visit to this website are recorded only for business purposes. These details include IP addresses and web search terms. This information will only be used for statistical and administrative purposes.

Data Protection

Your rights

The Data Protection Acts give you the right to get a copy, clearly explained, of any information about you kept on computer or in a structured manual filing system, by any person or organisation (Section 4 of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003)

Our policy

Dublin City Council promises to operate best practice in relation to its responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts. This policy is informed and guided by the principles contained in the Rules for Data Protection as detailed by the Data Protection Commissioner.

We will:

  • Obtain and process information fairly
  • Keep it only for one or more specified, explicit and lawful purposes
  • Use and disclose it only in ways compatible with these purposes
  • Keep it safe and secure
  • Keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date
  • Ensure that it is adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes for which it was obtained.
  • Give you a copy of your personal information on request

Click here to read our Code of Practice

Dublin City Council is registered with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner as a Data Controller.

View our registration details.

Getting your personal information

To get details of any information about you held by Dublin City Council all you need to do is write to the

Information Management Unit
Corporate Services Department
3 Palace Street
Dublin 2

Email: foi@dublincity.ie

Your request could read as follows:

I wish to make an access request under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 for a copy of any information you keep about me, on computer or in manual form.

Please include any details that could help us to locate your records. This might include:

  • Customer account number
  • Staff number
  • Any other information that may help us to identify your records

A fee of €6.35 may be charged.

More information

For more information on data protection check the website of the Data Protection Commissioner: www.dataprotection.ie.

Our use of cookies

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Information Commissioner (http://www.oic.gov.ie/en/ )

The Information Commissioner will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither the Information Commissioner nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

Dublin City Council uses cookies to allow accessibility options on the site to function correctly i.e. - increasing/decreasing text size or changing the contrast. Cookies are also used to allow users of mobile phones to browse the mobile version of the site.

Further information about cookies

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is an industry body that develops standard and guidelines to support online business processes. It has produced a series of web pages which explain how cookies work and how they can be managed. http://www.iab.net/

Disabling/Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser. The IAB site tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. This advice currently comprises the following steps (however please check the IAB site for the latest guidance http://www.iab.net/ ):

If you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

  • Open ‘Windows Explorer’
  • Click on the ‘Search’ button on the tool bar
  • Type ‘cookie’ into the search box for ‘Folders and Files’
  • Select ‘My computer’ in the ’Look In’ box
  • Click ‘Search Now’
  • Double click on the folders that are found
  • ‘Select’ any cookie file use the ‘Delete’ button on your keyboard

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select ‘cookies’ in the ‘Help’ function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

Links to other sites

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other sites.

For more information

Dublin City Council
Information Management Unit
Corporate Services Department
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

Email: foi@dublincity.ie