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#Information Commissioner

# information-commissioner - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Information Commissioner calls for incoming government to 'improve' Freedom of Information Act

Peter Tyndall was commenting as he published his officer’s annual report for 2019.

# information-commissioner - Thursday 7 May, 2020

The public will no longer get to know how much former Taoisigh and ex-ministers are paid

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said that it’s important for transparency on the issue and added: “At the end of the day, it’s public money.”

# information-commissioner - Saturday 18 January, 2020

'An issue of systemic importance': Supreme Court FOI ruling will alter public's relationship with State

When the Supreme Court decides on the future of FOI in Ireland, it will be the end of a glacial process.

# information-commissioner - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Not in the public interest': Supreme Court hears FOI law could 'scare' firms from working with State in future

The claim was made during appeal against two rulings last year brought by the Information Commissioner.

# information-commissioner - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'I don't have to tell you': Public bodies may no longer have to justify FOI refusals, Supreme Court hears

An appeal against two rulings last year has been brought by the Information Commissioner.

# information-commissioner - 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.

# information-commissioner - Friday 17 August, 2018

Dozens of 'non-existent' emails between former Minister for Justice and PR firm discovered

Communications to and from Terry Prone’s PR company were discovered following an FOI request by transparency group Right to Know.

# information-commissioner - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can

A new law extends Freedom of Information requests to cover limited areas of an Garda Síochána and other organisations. They don’t have to answer you though…

# information-commissioner - Friday 16 August, 2013

Government acknowledges section of new FOI bill 'may cause difficulties'

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.

# information-commissioner - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Want to be the next Ombudsman? Search to replace Emily O'Reilly begins

With O’Reilly taking up her new role as European Ombudsman in the autumn, the government is now considering who to replace her and seeking expressions of interest.

# information-commissioner - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Pivotal ruling may subject Nama to information requests

The highly secretive National Assets Management Agency may be laid open to information inquiries following a landmark ruling by the Information Commissioner – which could also potentially impact companies like Anglo Irish Bank.

# information-commissioner - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Information Commissioner wants FOI legislation extended

Emily O’Reilly has said the general public should be able to place Freedom of Information requests with public bodies like the gardaí, Central Bank and NAMA.