Design Ireland Terms and Conditions

Design Ireland Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for the Design Ireland Programme 2024

All brands must:

  • be registered clients of Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI)
  • have submitted information when requested on the DCCI Annual Client Survey
  • be designing and making products in Ireland*
  • commit to providing up to date and accurate information as required
  • have a transactional website to process sales and/or bookings directed from the Design Ireland website**
  • hold the License for Use for all images and videos submitted
  • agree that content submitted can be used for promotional purposes on Design Ireland website and social media networks
  • agree that content submitted can be provided to third party partners who are collaborating with DCCI on Design Ireland projects and initiatives such as selectors, trade show organisers and retail buyers.


* Where 100% of the product is not made in Ireland, makers must clearly identify to consumers (in product labelling and in the description on-line) what elements of their materials or final product are not made in Ireland

** Experiences are Studio/Gallery/Retail spaces where visitors can meet makers and learn about the making process or workshops or classes. All experiences must be clearly identifiable with dates, times and prices and an online booking system on your website or a third-party website. Businesses listed on Experiences do not have to be featured on the main Design Ireland retail section.

The decision of the Design Ireland selection panel in final and non-negotiable. Lobbying of any panel member, before, during or after the selection process will be deemed a breach of the terms and conditions and you will be removed from the Design Ireland Programme.

The panel has to the right to opt to pass an applicant pending receipt of certain information or an updated status eg. If you are in the process of applying to register with DCCI, or you are in the process of updating your COO information or you are redeveloping your website you may pass pending satisfactory completion.

DCCI reserve the right to temporarily or permanently remove information or listings from the Design Ireland website or any Design Ireland initiative if deemed necessary.

DCCI reserve the right to audit clients to ensure accuracy of the information submitted – anyone deemed to have provided inaccurate information will be removed from the Design Ireland website and any Design Ireland initiatives and risks being de-registered from DCCI.

DCCI reserve the right to update the Design Ireland Programme Terms and Conditions as and when necessary. Terms and Conditions are available on the Design Ireland web site.

Terms and Conditions of Use for Website Visitors

These Terms of Use refer to the Website, (the "Website").

All access to and use of this Website is governed by these Terms of Use. Entering into this Website indicates that the user (either "user" or "you") has reviewed the Terms of Use and has agreed to be bound by them as well as our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

The Website is operated by Design and Crafts Council Ireland ("DCCI" or "we"), whose principal place of business is at Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland.

The information we collect

We may collect various types of information from Website visitors. Please see our Privacy & Cookie Policy for further information on how we use the information we collect.

Hypertext links

This Website may be linked to other Websites that are not maintained by DCCI. We are not responsible for the content of those Websites. The inclusion of any link to such Websites does not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by DCCI of such Websites and we disclaim any warranty (expressed or implied) about the content and operation of these Websites. We disclaim any liability for links: (i) from another website to the Website; and (ii) to another website from the Website.

Social media

If you use any of the Design Ireland Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo and Youtube pages to share your ideas and experiences with other users of our Facebook community, you will be bound by their Community Guidelines, in particular the obligation not to post any content (such as photos or video) that may belong to someone else, or what may be perceived as controversial. Any abusive, profane or even defamatory posts towards any person, entity, belief or symbol shall be deleted.


All information provided on this Website is subject to change without notice. While efforts have been made to make this Website helpful and accurate, due to the open nature of this Website, and the potential for errors in the storage and transmission of digital information, we do not warrant the accuracy of information obtained from this Website. Where errors or omissions are brought to the attention of DCCI, amendments will be made as speedily as possible.

Where information relates to a specific retailer, designer or product, the responsibility is on the client (third party), not DCCI, to provide up to date and accurate information on all descriptions as outlined above in the terms and conditions for Design Ireland Programme 2024.

All materials posted on this website are provided “as is” and without warranties express or implied. DCCI and its agents and the Website creators disclaim to the fullest extent permissible by applicable law all warranties, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

We do not warrant that functions contained on the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will or can be corrected, or that this website or the server are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not provide any warranty or representation as to the materials on this website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

Limitations of liability

In no event will DCCI, its agents or the Website creators be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special and consequential damages, loss or liability whatsoever (including without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use or reliance on this Website or access to any materials on the Website, any Websites linked to this Website, or the materials or information contained at any or all such Websites, or any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in transmission, computer virus, or telecommunications failure of this Website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, and even if such loss or damage is caused by the negligence of DCCI or its agents.

Chargeable services

Certain merchandise and services are available for purchase from third party websites which are linked to this Website ("Chargeable Services"). DCCI shall have no responsibility to the user in respect of Chargeable Services which are supplied by third parties and gives no warranty as to satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for purpose or compliance with any description in relation to them.

DCCI shall also have no liability to the user in respect of any financial transactions conducted via third party websites which are linked to this Website. The terms implied by Section 39 of the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act, 1980 Ireland are hereby excluded from these terms of use and disclaimer.

DCCI shall have no liability to the user whether in contract or in tort for any loss suffered by the user resulting from the use of a credit card, debit card or charge card or any modification thereof in order to access the Chargeable Services. In addition, we shall have no liability to the user whether in contract or in tort for any loss suffered by the user resulting from purchasing Chargeable Services from a third party via the Website.

Acceptance of the Terms of Use

You shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms & Conditions of use by your continued use of the Website.

If you require any further information please contact Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.