While every effort is made in preparing material for publication on this website, no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the Irish Government, its servants, or agents for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages or on any site to which these pages connect.

The site sometimes links to external sites over which the Irish Government has no control and for which it accepts no responsibility.


This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this site. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other linked sites.

The Irish Government respects the rights of users of this website and does not, as a general rule, collect personal information of any kind. Where a user voluntarily provides personal information in response to a questionnaire or survey the data will be used for research or analysis purposes only.

For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us, although certain statistical information is available to us via our internet service provider. This information may include:

  • The logical address of the server you are using;
  • The top level domain name from which you access the Internet (for example, .ie, .com, .org etc.);
  • The type of browser you are using;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The Internet address used to link to our site.

Some of the above information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to our site, identify what pages are accessed most frequently and generally, help us to make our site more user friendly.

Any personal information which you volunteer using this website will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1988.

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