Social Media Policy


Laois County uses interactive online social media to share information, gather feedback and create a dialogue with our community. We welcome your input and thoughts, but will remove comments or content that includes:

  • Obscene or racist content
  • Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
  • Potentially libellous statements
  • Plagiarized material; any material in violation of any laws, including copyright
  • Private, personal information published without consent
  • Information or links unrelated to the content of the forum
  • Commercial promotions or spam

Our social media sites will be monitored on a regular basis during normal hours opening hours.

We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers, and will endeavour to join the conversation where possible. 
However, we may not be able to reply individually to all messages or comments received.

We will endeavour to ensure that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people.

Laois County Council is not responsible for the accuracy of content posted by any subscriber in any forum; opinions expressed in comments on our social media forums do not necessarily represent those of Laois County Council.

All comments, once posted, become the property of Laois County Council and we reserve the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display or edit same. Derivative work also can be created from such postings or content, and used for any purpose, in any form and on any media.

Laois County Council is not responsible, liable for and does not endorse the privacy practices of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any linked websites. Your use of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and any linked websites is at your own risk.

Twitter and Facebook may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for this lack of service.

By viewing a digital image from our collections, you are agreeing to comply with copyright licencing regulations. These state that your use of the image is for personal use only, and that you will not copy, publish or distribute the image in any way.

Laois County Council 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.

The presence of any advertisement on these WebPages is not an endorsement of the authenticity or quality of the goods, services or website and Laois County Council will not be held responsible for any claims arising in that respect.

We will not engage, and we discourage posts or comments on, issues of a political nature.

Comments should not advertise commercial products or services.