S.I. No. 103/2008 - European Communities (Re-Use of Public Sector Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

S.I. No. 103 of 2008


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 22nd April, 2008.

I, BRIAN COWEN, Minister for Finance, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972) and for the purpose of giving further effect to Directive 2003/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 November 2003 1 , hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Communities (Re-Use of Public Sector Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2008.

2. The European Communities (Re-Use of Public Sector Information) Regulations 2005 (No. 279 of 2005) are amended—

(a) in Regulation 2(1), by substituting the following definition for the definition of “re-use”:

“ ‘re-use’, in relation to a document held by a public sector body, means the use by an individual or legal entity of the document for commercial or non-commercial purposes other than the initial purpose within the public task for which the document was produced, but does not include the exchange of such document between public sector bodies solely for the purpose of performing functions falling within the scope of their public tasks.”,

(b) in Regulation 5(4), by inserting after subparagraph (b) the following:

“(c) A notification of refusal of a request under this Regulation shall contain a reference to the means of redress available to the requester.”,


(c) in Regulation 6 (3), by substituting “re-used by such public sector body or another public sector body” for “re-used by another public sector body”.


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

15 April 2008


Minister for Finance.

1 OJ No. L 345, 31.12.2003, p 90.