The Freedom of Information (FOI) Acts 1997 and 2003 were introduced to help access official information to records created after 21st October 1998.
The act gives you the legal right to:
- access information held by public bodies
- have official information relating to you amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
- be informed of reasons for decisions that affect them
Making an FOI request
Your request must be in writing and indicate clearly that the information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act 1997. All requests will be acknowledged within 3 working days and decisions made within 4 weeks (20 working days) unless an extension is requested by us due to the nature of the request.
Freedom of Information Requests must be made in writing and addressed to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Affairs Department
Fingal County Council
Office Tel. No. 01 8905162
A request of a personal nature does not require a fee, all other requests (non personal) require a fee of €15. A reduced fee of €10 applies if you are covered by a medical card (please provide medical registration number). If you are unhappy with our decision you can request an internal review, the fee for this is €75.
If after an internal review you are still not satisfied with the decision you may seek an independent review, the fee for this is €150 for non personal requests, by the Information Commissioner by contacting the following address:
By Post Office of the Information Commisioner
18 Lower Leeson Street
Telephone: (01) 678 5222