FOI logs

I will be publishing all logs I receive in both PDF and spreadsheet format, where possible. For now I have two FOI logs, one for the Department of Health and the other for the Department of the Taoiseach. I will be adding to these in the future.

Department of the Taoiseach log 2006 to 2009 (spreadsheet)
Department of Health log 2007 to 2009 (spreadsheet)

There are many advantages to publishing logs, yet most bodies do not publish them. First it guides people as to what others request, which can help in drafting your own FOIs. Second it shows you what other people are asking for. Third it reduces duplication of requests, although strangely many Departments do not keep copies of releases, meaning further search and retrieval for documents that have already been released. I plan to FOI all logs for all the major Departments over the coming months, and later for all bodies. This will cover the period 1998 to 2009.

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