The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is the Government Department responsible for housing and water, for physical and spatial planning, for local government, for weather forecasting and for built and natural heritage.

The Department is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  This Privacy Statement explains how the Department, as the Data Controller, will process the personal data provided to it in respect of the website; how that information will be used; and what rights you may exercise in relation to your personal data.


Purposes of the processing

The Department may use the name and/or email address you submit with the Suggest an amendment to this record contact form to respond to you for clarification of data and/or further information.

The Department will not process your personal data for any purpose other than that for which it was collected.



The Department will not use any personal data collected from you in respect of for automated decision-making or for profiling purposes.


Lawfulness of processing

The processing of your personal data is lawful under Article 6 1(e) and under the provisions of the Architectural Heritage (National Inventory) and Historic Monuments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999.


Security of your personal data

The Department implements appropriate organisational and technical measures to protect your personal data from unauthorised access.  However, despite these efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.  In the event that your personal data is compromised as a result of a breach of security, the Department’s Breach Management policy and procedures will be implemented.


Recipients of personal data

Personal data will not be exchanged with any other Government Department, local authority, private company, public body or third party.


Cross-Border Data Transfers

The Department will not transfer personal data collected in respect of to any country or organisation outside the EU/EEA.


How long will your data be kept?

The Department will only retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected and processed.

In line with legislative and business requirements, the data retention period for your personal data, in this instance, is three (3) months to ensure that a suggested amendment, if appropriate, has been implemented on


Your Rights

The Department’s Data Protection Policy, which sets out how your personal data is used, as well as providing information regarding your rights as a data subject (including details regarding right of access, right to rectification, right to erasure, right to restriction of processing, right to object), is available on the Department’s website.  The policy is also available in hard copy upon request.  If you consider that your rights have been infringed, you have the right to complain to the Irish Data Protection Commission, and you have the right to seek a judicial remedy.


Contacting Us

If you require further information, or wish to access your personal data, please contact the Department’s Data Protection Officer, details below:


Data Protection Officer

Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Newtown Road



10th September 2021


This Privacy Statement relates to and the Department is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any linked websites