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  1. Kieran Dunne says

    Hi guys,
    Had an FOI request recently rejected in part by RTE and am trying to decide whether it’s worth appealing or not.
    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
    Below is the relevant correspondence:

    Records sought:

    · “Any correspondence (letter, email etc.,) RTÉ News and Current Affairs department, or otherwise related departments, had with the Department of Finance in the week leading up to Budget 2013 (i.e. 26 November – 5 December) and/or any correspondence directly related with Budget 2013 not within this timeframe – personal information should be redacted accordingly.”

    RTÉ response

    List of records being released. Please find attached the following redacted and scanned document FOI 2013-002 correspondence.pdf :

    · Copy of certain email and letter communications between RTÉ and the Department of Finance concerning Budget 2013 during the time period specified.

    Other records pertaining to editorial and programme-making processes have also been identified, however, I have considered this aspect of your request and must refuse access to the records you are seeking.

    The refusal was based of Schedule 3 of the Exemption Clauses, however, I feel there may be case for appeal arising from the 2004 judgement of the MR X v RTE case.

    I have put together a document expanding on the above points which has been sent to gavinslog email.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read.

    Kieran



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