Reuse of Public Sector Information (PSI)

Monaghan 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

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 Monaghan 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.

Public Sector Information owned by Monaghan County Council and not posted on its website may be applied for by writing to:
The Administrative Officer,

Corporate Services Section,

Monaghan County Council,

County Offices,
The Glen,


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. Monaghan County Council’s Freedom of Information Publication Scheme includes classes of data/records held by the Council.

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

Monaghan 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:
• €20.95 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

Details of the charges will be given to the applicant before the information is released. All charges must be paid in full before any documents will be released.