# simon-mcgarr - Tuesday 12 November, 2013
We look at how Ireland compares to the two other countries that charge upfront for FOI requests.
# simon-mcgarr - Wednesday 30 October, 2013
A European Commission report confirmed that no toxins are present in the implants, but that removal should be considered under certain circumstances.
# simon-mcgarr - Friday 16 August, 2013
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will consider if section 17 of the new FOI bill needs to be altered in the wake of correspondence from the Information Commissioner.
Transparency activists have raised concerns about a provision in the new Freedom of Information Bill but the government has insisted their interpretation of the bill is not what the proposed legislation intends.
# simon-mcgarr - Saturday 5 January, 2013
Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.
# simon-mcgarr - Friday 4 January, 2013
Solicitor Simon McGarr writes on Women’s Aid, NNI and newspaper linking – an issue you can read about pretty much everywhere, except for in a newspaper.
# simon-mcgarr - Tuesday 29 May, 2012
The Copyright Review Committee is examining current copyright legislation in Ireland in the wake of the controversial statutory instrument signed into law earlier this year.
# simon-mcgarr - Tuesday 3 April, 2012
In a discussion on copyright today, Junior Minister Sean Sherlock said the Attorney General was never shown a copy of an alternative proposal for copyright law in Ireland.
The junior minister participated in a Digital Rights Forum with reps from Boards.ie, Irish ISPs and StopSOPAIreland.com.
# simon-mcgarr - Monday 2 April, 2012
Following a ‘change of heart’, Seán Sherlock agrees to attend a discussion featuring the solicitor behind an 80,000-name petition.
# simon-mcgarr - Friday 17 September, 2010
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