Online Safety

Coimisiún na Meán is responsible for Ireland’s Online Safety Framework. This framework makes digital services accountable for how they protect people, especially children, from harm online.

Spot it. Flag it. Stop it. If you spot illegal content online, please report it to the platform where you saw it. Platforms have to remove content that is illegal and diligently apply their own rules about acceptable content.  For detailed information on complaints mechanisms that are provided for under the Digital Services Act, please visit our dedicated complaints guidance page. If your questions are not answered here, you can contact the Contact Centre: + 353 1 963 7755 |

Three different pieces of legislation form the Online Safety Framework:

  • The Online Safety and Media Regulation Act 2022, the basis for our Online Safety Code
  • The EU Digital Services Act
  • The EU Terrorist Content Online Regulation

Additional information and resources relating to online safety and our role can be found under the headings below.

Crisis Support for vulnerable people and child at risk
What is the Online Safety and Media Regulation (OSMR) Act 2022?
What is The EU Digital Services Act?
What is the EU Terrorist Content Online Regulation?
Can I report illegal content I have seen online?
Can I report content which I regard as harmful if it is not illegal?
Information for Industry