Corporate documents

View and download our corporate documents here.

Acts of Statute, Governance Schematic & Governance Framework

Performance Delivery Agreement & Oversight Agreement

Performance Delivery Agreement

Oversight Agreement

Strategic Plan

The Heritage Council's Strategic Plans build on the achievements of the Council since its establishment in 1995.

The plans, lay down the Council's corporate vision for the coming 4 years and sets out a clear path for the future work of the organisation.

Heritage Council Strategic Plan 2023-2028- "Our Place in Time"

Previous Heritage Council Strategic Plans

Policies relating to the Heritage Council Board

Heritage Council Board Meeting Minutes

Customer Charter, Customer Action Plan & Code of Conduct for Staff and Board Members

The Heritage Council is committed to providing an efficient and courteous service to all our clients. Our customer charter sets out clearly the type of service you can expect from the Heritage Council. Our adherence to these standards will be monitored and we will constantly strive to improve our services over time.

Corporate Procurement Plan

Conflicts of Interest Policy

Risk Management Policy

Access to Information on the Environment (AIE)

Access to Information on the Environment pdf

Anti-fraud Policy

Child Protection Policy

This policy document deals with the recognition, reporting and management of child safety concerns and will assist anyone working on behalf of the Council in having due regard for the rights and interests of children.

Contact: Michael O'Brien, Child Protection Officer

Data Protection

For any issues in relation to data protection and GDPR

FOI Publication Scheme

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires the Heritage Council to prepare and publish a publication scheme concerning the publication of information by the Council.

Purpose of the Scheme
The scheme is designed to facilitate the provision of information to the greatest extent possible, except for information exempt under the Act. Section 8(5) of the Act requires that in preparing, reviewing and revising a publication scheme, the Council shall have regard to the public interest in:

A. Allowing public access to information held by the FOI body;
B. The publication of reasons for decisions made by the FOI body; and
C. Publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally.

Scheme Format and Access
The Heritage Council’s scheme is web-based and divided into the following categories:

A. Information about the Heritage Council
B. Services Provided or to be Provided to the Public
C. Decision Making Process for Major Policy Proposals
D. Financial Information
E. Procurement
F. FOI Disclosure Log and Other Information to be Published Routinely

Please click on the appropriate link for further information on that category.

If the information you require cannot be found here, please contact us at

FOI Disclosures

FOI Disclosures Log 2023
FOI Disclosures Log 2022

FOI Disclosure Log 2021

Hospitality & Gifts Policy

Supplier Payment

The Heritage Council’s Policy in relation to the payment of invoices to suppliers for goods and services.

Prompt Payments Reports

Reports pursuant to Government Decision S29296 of 2 and 8 March 2011 by the Department of Arts Heritage & The Gaeltacht for The Heritage Council.

Payment or purchase orders over €20,000