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Who we are is an online platform for informing academic and contemporary debates about public policy in Ireland. Established in 2012 with support from Atlantic Philanthropies, it was incorporated into the Geary Institute for Public Policy in 2019.

The aim of the Public Policy website is to provide independent evidence to inform economic, social and environmental policies by communicating policy-related research findings and information in an accessible way to policymakers, non-specialist academics and members of the public.

The online platform is a resource for research and information, which is disseminated in two main ways. First, it highlights key policy-relevant reports that have been published externally, through the website’s ‘External Reports’ function. Second, it disseminates original research papers that cover an array of policy-related issues.

The platform is independent, has no party-political association or view, and is not aligned with any sectional interest.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We do not collect any personal data about visitors to the site. Should you sign up to our mailing list, we store your name and email address for future mailings (digital only). We will not share your information with any other organisation or person outside

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics uses Google Analytics and their full terms of service are here.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any data with third parties.

Your contact information

If you have any privacy-specific concerns relating to data stored on this site, please contact

How we protect your data

Our staff have been trained in data protection and will adopt up-to-date methods to ensure that the limited data we store from those signed up to our mailing list is kept secure.