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Social Media Policy

Our Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts are managed by the Communications Division in the Department. Any material posted to these platforms is posted by the staff of the Communications Division.

What to expect


Material posted to our Twitter page generally contains the following:

  • Press Releases on the Departments activities and Ministerial speeches
  • Videos/Tweetcards about new initiatives the Department has launched
  • Event information (such as Knowledge Transfer events, conferences etc)
  • Alerts about new content on our website 
  • Emergency communications – weather warnings, forest fires, disease alerts
  • Other practical information on services available through the Department
  • Re-tweets from Department agencies, other Government Departments or Government Ministers

RTs ≠ Endorsement

If you follow us on Twitter, 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, Houses of the Oireachtas, relevant European institutions and accounts of relevance to Ireland.

@Replies and Direct Messages

We welcome feedback from our followers and will try to join the conversation where possible. However, we may not be able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter.  The best means of communicating a query to us is by using the Contact Form link on our website.

Please do not include personal/private information in your tweets to us.

Abusive/Spam Tweets

Abusive or spam tweets will result in followers being blocked and reported directly to Twitter.


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


The official Department Facebook page is available here. Content will always be posted by staff of the Communications Division of the Department


The official Department LinkedIn profile is available here. Content will always be posted by staff of the Communications Unit of the Department.


Our YouTube account is managed by the Department Communications Unit. Content will always be posted by staff of the Communications Division.

Comments on YouTube page and moderation policy

Comments are generally enabled on the Department YouTube page. We reserve the right however to disable comments on occasion. Comments posted on videos are the views of individuals and do not represent the views of the Department or the Government. We do not accept responsibility for the content of any comment and reserve the right to remove comments that:

  • contain abusive, obscene, indecent or offensive language, or link to obscene or offensive material
  • are not relevant to the video posted
  • contain abusive language
  • constitute spam or promote or advertise products
  • are designed to cause nuisance to the page administrator or other users.