Re-use of Public Sector Information

Housing Finance Agency plc. (HFA) complies with the Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information and this page provides links to legislation regarding the EU Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information, its amendment EU Directive 2013/37/EC, its transposed Irish Statutory Instruments S.I. No. 279/2005, S.I No. 103/2008, and S.I. No. 525/2015, and related Circulars issued by the Department of Finance (Circular 32/05), and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Circular 16/15 and Circular 12/16).

Note. Circular 12/2016: Licence for Re-Use of Public Sector Information adopts CC-BY (for further information, see link below) as the standard PSI licence.

Further Information relating to the Open Data Licence

The Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence from respondents lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon data, even commercially, as long as they credit the originator for the original creation. CC-BY is recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials. A licence statement and recommended disclaimer statements are included in the Open Data Technical Framework and should be used under the Open Data Initiative.


All data and metadata linked to will be associated with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) Licence , at a minimum. Public bodies may waive copyright and associate datasets with CC0, if that is considered appropriate.

Licence Statement

Under the CC-BY Licence, users must acknowledge the source of the Information in their product or application. Where the Information Provider does not provide a specific attribution statement users should include, or link to, this attribution statement: “Contains Irish Public Sector Data licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence”.

Multiple Attributions

If using data from several Information Providers and listing multiple attributions is not practical in a product or application, users may include a URI or hyperlink to a resource that contains the required attribution statements.


All data linked to the Open Data portal is published “as is”. The Information is licensed 'as is' and the Information Provider and/or Licensor excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the Information to the maximum extent permitted by law.

The Information Provider and/or Licensor are not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use. The Information Provider does not guarantee the continued supply of the Information.


This licence does not cover personal data in the information. Nor does it cover third party rights (including, but not limited to, patents, copyright, database rights or trademarks).

The HFA maintains the following information on its website, see link:

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.

Housing Finance Agency plc. 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. Housing Finance Agency plc. does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use of its information.

You may re-use the information on this website free of charge, in any format.

For further information on the re-use of information maintained by Housing Finance Agency plc. please contact Tom Conroy at