Privacy Statement / Cookies Policy

The Dublin Economic Monitor and its accompanying website is a joint initiative on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities, coordinated by Dublin City Council, to track developments in the capital’s economy. is fully compliant with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, which came into effect on May 25th 2018.

Why do we have a privacy statement? respects your right to privacy and are transparent on what data we collect & how we use it. Any information we collect will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation. works with fully GDPR compliant partners.

The personal data of Individuals that sign up to the Dublin Economic Monitor newsletter or complete the contact form through is processed according to the relevant GDPR standards. Specifically, the data is:

  • Obtained lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • Obtained for only specified, explicit and legitimate purpose
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purpose for which it was obtained
  • Recorded, stored accurately, securely and, where necessary, kept up to date
  • Kept only for as long as necessary to respond to a contact form query or a subscriber remains subscribed to the mailing list – there is an unsubscribe button highlighted with every newsletter
  • Processed only in a manner that ensures the appropriate security of the personal data including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing.

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What personal data do we need?

The name and email address of the subscriber or individual who completed a contact form. The records are retained for as long as the individual remains subscribed to the mailing list. There is an unsubscribe button highlighted with every newsletter.

Services We Use

We use selected third party services on our website. We only use GDPR compliant services and partners. uses Mailchimp to collect the emails of subscribers to the newsletter. It also offers readers the opportunity to share and view our content on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Other third party services are utilised to deliver the website and its content to our readers. These include, but are not limited to YouTube and Issu. Each service only collects minimal personal data necessary to operate and display the relevant content.

Your Rights

You have the following rights, in certain circumstances and subject to applicable exemptions, in relation to your personal data:

  • the right to access the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data
  • the right to require us to rectify any inaccuracies in your personal data
  • the right to require us to erase your personal data
  • the right to request that we no longer process your personal data
  • the right to object to our use of your personal data or the way in which we process it
  • the right to receive your personal data, which you provide to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to require us to transmit that data to another controller.

Please note that to help protect your privacy, we take steps to verify your identity before granting access to personal data.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy statement only applies to this website. When you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Whilst we undertake good practices to ensure all links are valid and free form viruses, users clicking on any links to any other website is done so at their own risk.

Changes to our privacy statement

We keep our privacy statement under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 18th December 2020.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This privacy statement and all issues regarding this website are governed exclusively by Irish law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

How to contact us

For any queries relating to this Privacy Statement or Data Protection policies, please contact our designated Data Protection Officer.

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01 222 3775.

Right of Complaint to the Office of the Data Protection Commission

If you are not satisfied you are entitled to make a complaint to the Data Protection Commission who may investigate the matter for you.

The Data Protection Commission’s website is or you can contact their Office at:

Lo Call Number: 1890 252 231
E-mail: [email protected]
Postal Address: Data Protection Commission, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois. R32 AP23.

Our use of cookies

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website does not include your IP address and no personal data is collected or stored. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website by Dublin City Council. uses cookies to allow accessibility options on the site to function correctly i.e. increasing/decreasing text size or changing the contrast. Cookies are also used to allow users of mobile phones to browse the mobile version of the site.

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Further information about cookies

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The choices and management of cookies vary dependant on your preferred browser. Listed below are links to some popular manufacturer’s instructions on how you can manage your cookie preferences.