The European Communities (Re-Use of Public Sector Information) Regulations 2005) provide a statutory basis for the re-use by individuals and organisations of existing information held by public sector bodies.
The European Communities (Re-Use of Public Sector Information) Regulations 2005) as amended by S.I. 103/2008 and S.I. 525/2015) regulations affect how information may be re-used, once it is legitimately accessed, by placing obligations on the public sector to the benefit of re-users.
The PSI Regulations provide for the re-use of information held by public sector bodies. It is important to note, however, that the PSI Regulations
do not create any new rights of access to information
- do not circumscribe existing regimes in respect of copyright or intellectual property
- do not circumscribe the protection of personal data or Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation
- do not permit the release of information in a manner that is otherwise prohibited by law
PSI Regulations and the Mental Health Commission
All the information which features on its website (www.mhcirl.ie) is the copyright of the Mental Health Commission (MHC) unless stated otherwise. You may re-use the information on this website free of charge in any format.
Re-use includes copying, issuing copies to the public, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages. It also covers non-commercial research and study. Information and documents from this website may be re-used subject to the terms of the latest Public Service Information license which is available here.
While you may re-use the information, certain conditions apply. You must:
- acknowledge the source and the MHC’s 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 and/or service
- not use the information for, or in support of, illegal, immoral, fraudulent or dishonest purposes
The MHC is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information. While every effort is made to ensure that the information on its website is accurate, the MHC does not certify that the information is up-to-date or error free. It does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use its information.
Further information may be obtained from the Director of Corporate Operations. S/he may be contacted by post or by email. The contact details are as follows:
Director of Corporate Operations, Mental Health Commission, The Waterloo Exchange, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4, DO4 E5W7