The Department of Justice and Equality is committed to participating in the conversation on justice and equality issues. One of the key ways we seek to accomplish this is through the use of social media. Like many government departments, we are exploring how best to use social media to accomplish our mission and keep the public informed about what we do.

This policy shows the social media that we are currently making use of, what can be expected on each of them, and how we interact with members of the public on these platforms.  Social media updates will usually be made by staff of the Department’s Press and Communications Office.

The Department is not responsible, liable for and does not endorse the privacy practices of any linked websites. Your use of social media websites is at your own risk. We assume no responsibility or liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred as a result of any use or reliance upon the information and material contained within or downloaded from these websites.

We have three social media accounts – Twitter, Flickr and YouTube – at present. Below are the policies for these accounts.

1.   Twitter Policy

Our Twitter account is @DeptJusticeIRL

If you follow us, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

Following and Retweets

If we follow another Twitter account, it does not imply an endorsement of any kind. Likewise, content retweeted by @DeptJusticeIRL does not imply any endorsement of the message tweeted or the individual or organisation who tweeted it.

If you follow us, we will not automatically follow you back. This is to help our followers identify other Twitter accounts that we are following such as other Government Departments, our agencies, Houses of the Oireachtas, relevant European institutions and any other accounts of particular relevance

@Replies and Direct Messages
We welcome feedback from our followers and will try to join the conversation where possible. However, we will not be able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter. Here is a link on how to contact the Press Office.  

Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime. 

To see our tweets (@DeptJusticeIRL), click on the Twitter logo



2.  Flickr Policy

If you visit our Flickr page, you can expect photos which include:

-          Events attended by our Ministers

-          Information campaigns and features

-          Other photos and content as deemed appropriate


To see all our photos on our Flickr Account -  click logo 


3. YouTube Policy


If you visit our YouTube page, you can expect our videos to include:

-          Events attended by our Ministers

-          Information campaigns and features

-          Other content as deemed appropriate

-          Clips of the Minister speaking in the Houses of the Oireachtas

-          More detailed features taking a closer look at Government activity.


Comments on YouTube page and moderation policy

Comments are generally disabled on our page.

To see our YouTube account - click on the logo. 


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