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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
# Letters From America
# Letters From America

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

May 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,162 Views 123 Comments

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
# Information Commissioner
# Information Commissioner

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

Apr 3rd 2019, 8:35 PM 65,304 Views 24 Comments

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
# Lifting The Veil
# Lifting The Veil

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

Aug 14th 2018, 6:17 PM 12,708 Views 50 Comments

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
# FOI

Greyhound told waste facility permit application invalid for 20 reasons

Sep 13th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,230 Views 29 Comments

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
# Hyperbole
# Hyperbole

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

Nov 14th 2013, 9:28 AM 7,598 Views 64 Comments

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
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Cabinet papers from 2008 set to become available

Jul 17th 2013, 12:21 PM 4,714 Views 22 Comments

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
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

US army forced to release WikiLeaks case documents

Feb 27th 2013, 8:30 PM 5,947 Views 22 Comments

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
# FOI

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

Jan 30th 2013, 7:59 PM 8,523 Views 9 Comments

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
# Patient Information
# Patient Information

Patients’ details could be shared between Dublin maternity hospitals

Nov 30th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,877 Views 17 Comments

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
# Smoking Ban

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

Oct 30th 2012, 6:45 AM 13,984 Views 82 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 8th 2012, 7:15 AM 102 Views 20 Comments

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