Annual Report of the Information Commissioner 2015 -

Chapter 4: Statistics

Table of Contents

Section I - Public Bodies - 2015

Table 1:Overview of FOI requests dealt with by public bodies

Table 2:FOI requests dealt with by public bodies and subsequently appealed

Table 3:FOI requests received - by requester type

Table 4:Outcomes of FOI requests dealt with by public bodies

Table 5:Analysis of FOI requests dealt with by public service sector

Table 6:FOI requests received by civil service Departments/Offices

Table 7:FOI requests received by local authorities

Table 8:FOI requests received by the HSE

Table 9:FOI requests received by voluntary hospitals, mental health services regulators and related agencies

Table 10:FOI requests received by third-level education institutions

Table 11:FOI requests received by other bodies

Table 12:Fees charged


Figures for the above tables are supplied by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the HSE, the Local Authorities FOI Liaison Group, the Department of Health, the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies and the Liaison Group for the Higher Education Sector, and collated by the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Section II - Office of the Information Commissioner - 2015

Table 13:Analysis of applications for review received

Table 14:Analysis of review cases

Table 15:Applications for review accepted in 2015

Table 16:Outcome of completed reviews – 3-year comparison

Table 17:Subject matter of review applications accepted – 3-year comparison

Table 18:Applications accepted by type – 3-year comparison

Table 19:General enquiries

Table 20:Deemed refusals due to non-reply by public bodies


Section I - Public Bodies - 2015

Table 1: Overview of FOI requests dealt with by public bodies
Table 1: Overview of FOI requests dealt with by public bodies
Table 2: FOI requests dealt with by public bodies and subsequently appealed
Table 2: FOI requests dealt with by public bodies and subsequently appealed
Table 3: FOI requests received - by requester type
Table 3: FOI requests received - by requester type
Table 4: Outcomes of FOI requests dealt with by public bodies
Table 4: Outcomes of FOI requests dealt with by public bodies
Table 5: Analysis of FOI requests dealt with by public service sector
Table 5: Analysis of FOI requests dealt with by public service sector
Table 6: FOI requests received by civil service Departments/Offices
Table 6: FOI requests received by civil service Departments/Offices
Table 7: FOI requests received by local authorities
Table 7: FOI requests received by local authorities
Table 8: FOI requests received by the HSE (excluding certain agencies covered in Table 9)
Table 8: FOI requests received by the HSE (excluding certain agencies covered in Table 9)
Table 9: FOI requests received by voluntary hospitals, mental health services regulators and related agencies
Table 9: FOI requests received by voluntary hospitals, mental health services regulators and related agencies
Table 10: FOI requests received by third-level education institutions
Table 10: FOI requests received by third-level education institutions
Table 11: FOI requests received by other bodies
Table 11: FOI requests received by other bodies
Table 12: Fees charged
Table 12: Fees charged

Section II - Office of the Information Commissioner – 2015

Table 13: Analysis of applications for review received
Table 13: Analysis of applications for review received
Table 14: Analysis of review cases
Table 14: Analysis of review cases
Table 15: Applications for review accepted in 2015
Table 15: Applications for review accepted in 2015
Table 16: Outcome of completed reviews - 3-year comparison
Table 16: Outcome of completed reviews - 3-year comparison
Table 17: Subject matter of review applications accepted - 3-year comparison
Table 17: Subject matter of review applications accepted - 3-year comparison
Table 18: Applications accepted by type - 3-year comparison
Table 18: Applications accepted by type - 3-year comparison
Table 19: General enquiries
Table 19: General enquiries
Table 20: Deemed refusals due to non-reply by public bodies
Table 20: Deemed refusals due to non-reply by public bodies
Irish Independent Business - 29/10/2015

Irish Independent Business - 29/10/2015


Health and Safety Review - 02/10/2015

Health and Safety Review - 02/10/2015


Irish Times - 28/09/2015

Irish Times - 28/09/2015




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