data policy

Who we are is the online platform for informing and debating public policy in Ireland. The platform, initially established in 2012 with support from Atlantic Philanthropies, has recently been incorporated within the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy. aims to provide independent evidence to inform economic, social and environmental policies and to communicate relevant research findings to policy makers and interested citizens. Through, Irish policy makers can source a range of material including staff Policy Papers; Expert Perspectivesfrom leading researchers; and Policy Digests with accessible summaries of the ‘state of play’ in academic and policy research. 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


If you edit or publish an article, a cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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.