The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act came into effect on 21 April, 1998. The Freedom of Information Act 2014 was enacted on 14 October, 2014.

Under FOI you have a right to:

  • access records held by a Government Department or certain public bodies.
  • request correction of personal information relating to you held by a Government Department or certain public bodies where it is inaccurate, incomplete or misleading.
  • obtain reasons for a decision made by a Government Department or certain public bodies where the decision affects you.

You can ask for the following records held by a Department or certain bodies:

  • Any records relating to you personally, whenever created please note that all requests for personal information whether submitted by an individual or a solicitor on their behalf must be accompanied by the following:
    • On behalf of an individual – consent of the individual and photographic identification to be one of the following – a current passport, a current drivers licence or a current public services card.
    • Individual seeking their own personal records – a current passport, a current drivers licence or a current public services card.
  • all other records created after 21 April, 1998.

Your request should be sent by email to [email protected] containing reference to the FOI Act 2014, and giving as much information as possible about the records being sought.

Email is the preferred route of contact between requesters and the department for administration purposes, however requests may also be received in writing to the Nenagh address on our “Contact Us” page.