Freedom of Information in Ireland is governed by the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
Section 6(7) Determinations.
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has determined, under section 6(7), that the following entities are not public bodies for the purposes of the FOI Act:
The Bar Council (The General Council of the Bar of Ireland)
The Law Society of Ireland
You will find regulations, codes of practice and manuals on the website of the Freedom of Information Central Policy Unit of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform at www.foi.gov.ie.