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Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations (S.I. 279/2005) 

The Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis is a joint committee of the Houses of the Oireachtas. The information contained on the Banking Inquiry website, except where otherwise indicated, is copyright of the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Houses of the Oireachtas comply with the Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information and encourage the commercial and non-commercial re-use of the information they produce. Re-use includes copying, issuing copies to the public, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages, as well as research and study. You have permission to re-use this copyright information free of charge, and in any format. The permission is subject to conditions as set out in our Oireachtas re-use licence.  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.

Where material is clearly identified as being the copyright of a third party, authorisation to reproduce must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Recordings of Oireachtas Proceedings

Special additional conditions attach to the re-use of Oireachtas proceedings (including committee proceedings).  This includes sound and visual matter, fixed and moving images, and matter released on the Internet.  Re-use in programmes of light entertainment, political satire, or party political broadcasts, is not allowed.  Nor is re-use in advertising or publicity.  This includes re-use at party conferences or meetings, or in party promotional material, or the like.  If the re-use is in broadcasting, you may include excerpts in news and current affairs programme trailers.  Any re-use must be politically balanced.

Legislation and Journals

Wholly apart from copyright, producing or using an inaccurate version of legislation, or even a copy incorrectly appearing to be an official version, are serious offences. The official source for legislation is the bound volumes of the Acts of the Oireachtas and Statutory Instruments 1922 to date and published under statutory authority. If you publish a version of the text of legislation, you must include a disclaimer that it is not the official text of the Act or an official restatement. The official Journal of Proceedings of Dáil Éireann or Seanad Éireann is the version published in hard copy under statutory authority.


The Houses of the Oireachtas 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 publication of legislation on this website does not indicate that any particular provision in a statute was, or is currently, in force. The Houses of the Oireachtas does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use of its information.

Further information

For further information on the re-use of information maintained by the Houses of the Oireachtas, please contact:

Communications Unit
Houses of the Oireachtas Service
Leinster House
Dublin 2
t. + 353 1 618 3066