@OICIreland is the official Twitter account of the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC).

We will use Twitter to share information that may be of interest to both FOI bodies and users of the FOI Act alike. Among other things, we intend to share decisions, guidance, etc. that may help FOI bodies to make better decisions and in doing so, we hope to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the access regime. We will share updates and information on what we do and how we work. We will also share information on news, events, and announcements that may be of interest to our followers.

Engaging and responding

Our Twitter account is updated and monitored during office hours, Monday to Friday.

We will read all @ messages and will endeavour to respond.  Due to resource constraints we will not be able to respond to all queries. Please do not include private or personal information when contacting us via social media.

 Sending a message via Twitter will not be considered as contacting the Office for official purposes and we will not be obliged to monitor or respond to requests for information through the Twitter channel. Instead, please see our contact details on www.oic.ie/contact.

The OIC does not accept applications for review on its Twitter platform. If you wish to make an application for review please visit our website (www.oic.ie) for information on how to do so.

Any associated account interactions (such as liking, sharing, retweeting and linking of content, use of hashtags, or following users) should not be considered as an endorsement of any kind. We will not be obliged to follow any of our followers back.

Twitter posts from the Office of the Information Commissioner are not binding in law.


We are committed to dealing with all people fairly and impartially, and to providing a high-quality service. However, we do not tolerate behaviour that is abusive, offensive or threatening.

The OIC will take steps to remove or block users who post material that it deems offensive. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting, or threatening messages;
  • Abusive, aggressive, vulgar, violent, or obscene messages;
  • Messages that encourage or suggest illegal or illicit activity; and
  • Spam

The OIC reserves the right to supplement, remove or modify our policy as necessary, from time to time. Please check our website for changes or contact us directly.