Re-use of Public Sector Information
Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (SI 279 of 2005) as amended by S.I. No. 525 of 2015
Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) complies with the European Communities (Re-use of Public Sector Information) Regulations 2005 (as amended by SI 103/2008 and SI 525/2015) on the Re-use of Public Sector Information and we encourage the re-use of the information that we produce.
Under the Regulations for Re-use of Public Sector Information businesses and individuals can request any existing information held by public bodies, including HBFI, to re-use for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. You can make a request by post or email to the PSI Officers (Lorraine Sibley/Orla Yeates) at:
Home Building Finance Ireland
North Wall Quay
Phone: 01 238 5050
Your request should include the following:
A statement that the request is being made as a Re-use of Public Sector Information Request.
As much information as possible about the information you are seeking
Details of documents available for use
HBFI publishes information on its website (www.hbfi.ie) and under the Freedom of Information Act Publication Scheme, available at https://www.hbfi.ie/freedom-of-information/freedom-of-information-publication-scheme. You may re-use the information on the HBFI 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.
Re-use of the information on the HBFI website is subject to the latest PSI Licence available at www.psi.gov.ie. Re-use is subject to the following conditions:
Acknowledge the source and copyright in cases where you supply information to others
Reproduce 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
All re-use of HBFI’s information is at the re-user’s own risk. HBFI is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information on this website and does not certify that such information is up-to date or error free, as set out in the licence. HBFI does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use its information.
Permission to reproduce information from this website does not extend to any material on the site which may be the property of a third party. The respective copyright holders themselves have to authorise the reproduction of such material.
Can I get help in making a request?
Yes, if you require help in formulating your request, staff in the Corporate Information Services Unit will be happy to assist you, you can contact them at +353 (1) 2385050.
How long does my request take?
The PSI Regulations provide that a public sector body shall generally respond to a PSI request within 20 working days from receipt of the request.
Will there be a charge for my request?
No, HBFI does not charge for requests made under the Regulations.
Are all documents included in PSI?
No, PSI regulations do not apply to:
• documents which are outside the scope of the public bodies functions,
• documents in respect of which third parties hold intellectual property rights or,
• parts of documents containing only logos, crests and insignia.
Can I get access to any information that I seek?
Under the PSI Regulations re-use is not required to be granted if the document could be refused by virtue of:
• the Freedom of Information Act 2014, other than Section 15(2),
• the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 to 2014,
• the Data Protection Acts 1988 – 2018,
• the European Community (Establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 382 of 2010) or
• any other enactment.
Can I get the information in any format I want?
No, records will be provided in the existing format.
What if I am not satisfied with the decision on my PSI request?
If you are not happy with the outcome of the decision on your request, you may make an appeal to the Office of the Information Commissioner. You can appeal against:
• a decision of a public body to refuse to allow re-use of a document,
• a decision of a public body to refuse to grant and exclusive right to re-use a document,
• the imposition of a fee for re-use of a document,
• the amount of a fee imposed, or
• any conditions to re-use imposed by a public body.
If you wish to make an appeal you must do so within 4 weeks of the date of your decision. If you make an appeal the OIC will investigate and consider the matter and issue a fresh decision. All appeals should be addressed to:
The Information Commissioner,
6 Earlsfort Terrace,
Phone: +353 (1) 6395689
Locall: 1800 22 30 30