Investigations and Compliance Reports

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  • Investigation into the Operation of Section 10(1)(a) of the FOI Acts
  • Review of the Operation of the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003
  • The Freedom of Information Act - Compliance by Public Bodies
  • Study of Section 15 and 16 Manuals published by Public Bodies
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Preparation and Publication of Commentaries

The FOI Act provides, at Section 39, that the Commissioner may prepare and publish commentaries on the practical operation of the Act, including commentaries based on his own experience as holder of the Office of Information Commissioner.

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Reports to the Joint Committee of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Section 32)

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  • Secrecy provisions: Presentation by Commissioner to Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service
  • Report to Joint Oireachteas Committee on Finance and the Public Service
  • Secrecy Provisions: Commissioner's report to the Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service
  • Third Report of the Information Commissioner to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform
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Suggested Amendments to Improve the Operation of the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003

A commentary by the Information Commissioner in accordance with the provisions of section 39 of the Freedom of Information Act 1997.

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10th Anniversary Publication - "Freedom of Information: The First Decade"

This publication marks ten years of the operation of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation in Ireland and ten years of the operation of the Office of the Information Commissioner.

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