Category Archives: FOIs

NAMA board minutes 2014

Following the passing of the FOI Act 2014, NAMA became subject to the Act (to a more limited degree than most public bodies) six months after enactment. That was mid April 2015. We sent our first FOI to NAMA on … Continue reading

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Phil Hogan’s appointments diary 2013

As part of an ongoing process. This is the appointments diary of then Environment Minister Phil Hogan for 2013. Previously: His 2012 diary. Previously: His 2011 diary. Hogan2013 (PDF) Hogan2013 (Text)

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The second Siteserv FOI

This is a consolidated version of the Siteserv FOI published on the Department of Finance website on Friday, April 24. IBRC Foi (PDF) IBRC Foi (Text)

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Catherine Murphy’s Siteserv FOI

Thanks to Catherine Murphy TD for sending us her Department of Finance FOI in relation to the Siteserv deal: SiteServ FOI April 2015 (PDF) SiteServ FOI April 2015 (Text)

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Department refusals for 2008 era records

We were interested to see the story in the Sunday Independent today by Danny McConnell that utilised the newly available 5 year rule under the new FOI Act. We have also been attempting to use the new Act to obtain … Continue reading

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Irish Water board meeting minutes

These are the board minutes of Irish Water for July through to mid October 2014. Apologies for the poor quality of the documents, but this is how I received them. Redactions were applied (whited out) to entire swathes of the … Continue reading

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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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