1. Information Commissioner says more resources needed for public bodies to deal with FOI requests

    • 10 May 2018

    Speaking [ today 10 May ] at the launch of his annual report for 2017, Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall has called for more resources to be allocated to public bodies to deal with the increased number of Freedom of Information requests. Almost 34,000 requests were made to public bodies in 2017 – a 67% increase since the removal of fees for FOI requests in 2014, and 11% more requests than in 2016.

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  2. Conference marks 20 years of Freedom of Information Law

    • 25 April 2018

    On Friday 13 April last, Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall hosted a conference to mark 20 years of Freedom of Information in Ireland. The ground breaking legislation, which provides the public with a right to access information held by public bodies, came into operation in 1998. The Office of the Information Commissioner, the body responsible for reviewing decisions of public bodies under the FOI Act, was also set up that year.

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