Investigation into the Operation of Section 10(1)(a) of the FOI Acts

An Investigation by the Information Commissioner into the manner in which public bodies have used Section 10(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Acts, 1997 & 2003, to refuse FOI requests that involve searches for records. A report in accordance with section 36 of the FOI Act, 1997.

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Review of the Operation of the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003

An investigation by the Information Commissioner into the effects of the Amendment Act and the introduction of fees on access requests by members of the public.

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Review of the Operation of the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003 Methodology

Review of the Operation of the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003

Review of the Operation of the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003 Spreadsheet

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The Freedom of Information Act - Compliance by Public Bodies

An investigation by the Information Commissioner into the practices and procedures adopted by public bodies generally for the purpose of compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 1997

A Report in accordance with section 36(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, 1997

July 2001

This is a report of an investigation which I carried out in accordance with section 36(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 (the FOI Act) into the practices and procedures adopted by public bodies for the purposes of compliance with the provisions of that Act.

In the case of most public bodies the Act is now in operation for a little over three years. This investigation, which is required by the Act, presented an opportunity to review the performance of public bodies to date. Its key focus is on what public bodies need to do to ensure that the objectives of the Act are fully met.

In accordance with section 36(5) of the Act, I am furnishing a copy of this report to the Minister for Finance and to each public body. A copy will also be appended to my next annual report, as required by the Act and, in accordance with normal practice, will be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

Kevin Murphy
Information Commissioner
July 2001

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Study of Section 15 and 16 Manuals published by Public Bodies

Study of Section 15 and 16 Manuals of those public bodies subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 as at October 1999 - Investigation by the Office of the Information Commissioner under Section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act, 1997.

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