Freedom of Information

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.

Freedom of Information Requests must be made in writing and addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer

Kildare County Council

Áras Chill Dara

Devoy Park


Co. Kildare

W91 X77F

About Freedom of Information (FOI)

Freedom of Information legislation enables members of the public to obtain access, to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy, to information in the possession of Kildare County Council and to enable persons to have personal information relating to them in the possession of Kildare County Council corrected. It provides for right of access to records held by Kildare County Council and for necessary exceptions to that right and for assistance to persons to enable them to exercise it. There are provisions for the independent review both of decisions of the body relating to that right and of the operation of the act generally.

Freedom of Information Contact Details