Category Archives: FOIs

US State Department Eksund / Libya Cables

These US State Department cables detail US perspectives of Libya as related to Ireland in the mid to late 1980s. They also detail the events around the capture of the Eksund, a ship bound for Ireland carrying arms from Libya, … Continue reading

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Department of Finance FOI requests log 2014

Obtained under the new FOI Act: the Department of Finance FOI request log for 2014 (to October).

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Trichet letter leaked

Good morning. The letter this blog has been pursuing access to since 2011 has finally been published. We pursued the letter because we believe the Irish public, and indeed the European public, have a fundamental right to access information, and … Continue reading

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ECB agrees to review Trichet letter release

In light of comments made by ECB Governing Council member Patrick Honohan in the book on Brian Lenihan I recently resubmitted my request for access to the letter that had previously been refused to this blog by ECB President Mario … Continue reading

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Garda report into Swedish House Mafia concert 2012

Thanks to Mark Tighe at the Sunday Times (Ireland) here is a copy of the Garda report into the Phoenix Parks concerts in July 2012. It was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act 1997/2003 following an appeal to the … Continue reading

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FOI Bill Report Stage amendments

We have received a copy of the amendment to the FOI Bill, below. At the outset we are concerned about one particular section: There shall be prescribed for the purposes of this subsection an amount to be called, and in … Continue reading

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On news of abolition of upfront FOI fees

Back in 2011 I wrote here that while the new Government proposed to restore the FOI Act to its pre-2003 position: “I trust not the words of politicians, but their actions..” We were right to be concerned, as Minister for … Continue reading

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The Irish Water communications strategy

For the record, and posterity.

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John Moran's resignation letter

For posterity. Context. Letter of Resignation From John Moran (PDF) Letter of Resignation From John Moran (Text)

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When is a record held under the Freedom of Information Act?

This post is¬†cross posted from my information rights blog. When is a record held for the purposes of the¬†Freedom of Information Acts 1998 and 2003? That was the question the High Court had to answer in a recent decision of … Continue reading

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