Recruitment privacy notice for The Irish Times Group

This notice applies to your personal data which may be processed by Irish Times Group. The Irish Times Group consists of the following:

The Irish Times, Irish Examiner,,,, Irish Times Training, The Echo,,, Laois Nationalist, Kildare Nationalist, Carlow Nationalist, Western People, Waterford News and Star, Roscommon Herald and radio stations Beat 102-103 and WLR FM.

The Irish Times group (“we”, “us”, “our”, The Irish Times Group”) respects your right to the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. This policy sets out the obligations of the Irish Times Group regarding data protection and your rights when you interact with the Irish Times.

Information About Us

The Irish Times Group HR can be contacted at The Irish Times Group is the data controller for your data for the purposes of the Irish Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Personal Data We Collect and how we use it

We collect personal data relating to you when you submit your CV to us for this job application, or if your personal data is submitted to us via third-party recruiters or when we engage in background checks. We may do this as summarised below:

Privacy Notice Table

Sharing of Personal Data: for the purposes set out above, we may share your personal data with other parties. The recipients of your personal data may include:

  • other Irish Times Group companies;
  • referees;
  • service providers and other business partners;
  • third parties where required by law or in connection with a business sale and other third parties with your consent.

International Transfers of Personal Data: We may transfer your personal data to countries that are not part of the EEA. These are known as “third countries” and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the EEA. This means that we will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within EEA under the GDPR as follows:

  • We will transfer to countries which have been approved as “adequate” by the European Commission.
  • We may use specific contracts with third parties that are approved by the European Commission for the transfer of personal data to third countries. These contracts ensure the same levels of personal data protection that would apply under the GDPR.

Security: Data security is very important to us, and we are committed to protecting the security of the personal data you share with us or we otherwise process about you. In support of this commitment, we have implemented appropriate technical, physical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk. We have attempted to protect our servers by locating them in areas with security procedures, use of firewalls and implementing other generally available security technologies. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data, but no guarantee can be made that your information and data will be secure from intrusions and unauthorized release to third parties.

Your Rights: If you want to know what personal data we hold on you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). You have the right to correct, amend or have deleted your personal data in the event that it is inaccurate or has been processed incorrectly, or when the right to erasure applies. You can object to the processing of this data or request that the processing be restricted where it is based on our legitimate interest or consent. You may withdraw your consent where you have provided this. Your personal data is not subject to automated decision making.

If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission in Ireland.

The Irish Times Group Contact Information: please contact us at:

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about The Irish Times Group’s Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Services.

We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.