Re-use of Public Sector Information

Laois County Council 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;
  • Brochures, leaflets or other documents whose author is not Laois 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. Permission to copy or use any such material must be obtained from the holder of the intellectual property right. In addition all of the information on the Council’s website is the copyright of Laois County Council unless otherwise indicated. Where you supply the information to others, the source (including URL) and copyright status must be acknowledged.

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.

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

Public Sector Information owned by Laois County Council which is not available as set out above may be applied for by writing to:

Public Sector Information Officer,

Corporate Affairs

Áras an Chontae

Laois County Council


Co. Laois


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 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 Act. The Regulations do not permit the release of information in a manner that is otherwise prohibited by law.

Laois County Council is 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 PSI licence available at and such other terms and conditions as Laois County Council deem appropriate.

Laois 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 authorize any user to have exclusive rights to re-use the information.


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.

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

Further Assistance

For further assistance on the re-use of public sector information contact the Re-use of Public Sector Information Officer at  0578664000 or by email at



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