About Us

Who We Are

In 2003, the Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI), the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) and the drinks industry through the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), established Central Copy Clearance Ireland, (CCCI), as an independent pre-vetting service to help ensure the advertising of alcoholic brands in Ireland complies with all relevant Codes of Practice.
Alcohol brand owners and their advertising agencies have no role in running CopyClear nor do they have any influence or involvement in the decisions made by the CopyClear Managers.

CopyClear has no role in setting or commenting on the codes by which we operate.

In January 2013, the remit of CopyClear was extended by the ASAI to include all non-paid-for space online, "under the control of the advertiser or their agent, including but not limited to advertisers’ own websites".

CopyClear is funded by the drinks industry based on their share of submissions via CCCI.ie

CopyClear is run by a Board of nine Directors, four of whom are nominated by the AAI and four by IAPI. The Board has an Independent Chair.