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What is FOI?

 

The FOI Act provides, that from 21 April 1998, every person has the following legal rights:

  • the right to access official records held by Government Departments or other public bodies listed in the Act;

  • the right to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading; and

  • the right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them.

These rights mean that from 21 April, 1998 people can seek access to personal information held on them no matter when the infomation was created, and to other records created after 21 April, 1998.

Publication of Quarterly FOI Log
The Department of the Taoiseach now publishes on a quarterly basis a list of non-Personal FOI requests for which records issued from the Department of Taoiseach. The publication of this FOI log is one of a number of measures aimed at promoting transparency though the routine publication of information. Further information can be requested by contacting the Freedom of Information Unit by email foi@taoiseach.gov.ie or phone (01) 619 4139.

Quarterly FOI Log

Freedom of Information Requests Quarter 3 Report 2013

Freedom of Information Requests Quarter 2 Report 2013

Freedom of Information Requests Quarter 1 Report 2013

Freedom of Information Requests Quarter 4 Report 2012