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#Freedom of Information Act

# freedom-of-information-act - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US

Fine Gael voted against the Bill, which passed second stage in the Dáil this year.

# freedom-of-information-act - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'The Freedom of Information Act is dead': High Court rules against Information Commissioner in UCC finding

The ruling is believed to have huge implications for the application of the Act.

# freedom-of-information-act - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Fianna Fáil wants to find out

The office of presidency spends about €7m per year, but the breakdown of that spending is kept under wraps.

# freedom-of-information-act - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Greyhound told waste facility permit application invalid for 20 reasons FOI

Greyhound told waste facility permit application invalid for 20 reasons

The company has not yet re-applied for the permit, the council confirmed.

# freedom-of-information-act - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"This country's gone wild with exaggeration": Rabbitte says the FOI issue's been blown out of all proportion

The Government yesterday withdrew an amendment to the FOI Bill which would have seen some charges for requests soar.

# freedom-of-information-act - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Cabinet papers from 2008 set to become available

Changes to Freedom of Information (FOI) rules mean government deliberations from five-years-ago will be available on request.

# freedom-of-information-act - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

US army forced to release WikiLeaks case documents

The US army has published dozens of documents in the case of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, after media outlets and other groups had criticised a lack of transparency.

# freedom-of-information-act - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

In full: The Department of Health email about answering Parliamentary Questions FOI

In full: The Department of Health email about answering Parliamentary Questions

Assistant Secretary General in the department, Bairbre Nic Aongusa, spoke of her insistence on making sure that Parliamentary Questions were answered.

# freedom-of-information-act - Friday 30 November, 2012

Patients’ details could be shared between Dublin maternity hospitals

Discussions have begun over the possible introduction of an integrated computer and patient information system to be shared between Dublin’s three maternity hospitals.

# freedom-of-information-act - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Hospital's no-smoking policy flouted by both patients and visitors Smoking Ban This post contains images

Hospital's no-smoking policy flouted by both patients and visitors Exclusive

Having spent over €10,000 earlier this year on no-smoking signs, the sight of smokers remains commonplace on the grounds of Beaumont Hospital.

# freedom-of-information-act - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Column: Cronyism and corruption – one quick change would help fight them

It would be swift work to repeal the 2003 Freedom of Information Act, but it could have far-reaching consequences, writes Donal Ó Brolcháin.