FOI Extended

FOI Extended

Postby PVC King » Wed May 24, 2006 10:10 am

137 bodies brought within scope of FoI Act
From:ireland.com
Wednesday, 24th May, 2006


Another 137 public bodies and groups were brought within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act last night under the terms of a regulation approved by the Oireachtas Committee on Finance. The Act now covers more than 500 bodies.

Proposing the extension of the Act, the Minister of State Noel Treacy told the committee that when it was introduced in 1998 it covered 67 bodies but since then there had been 12 additions to the list.

The Minister said other bodies would be included in the Act in future, including the Data Protection Commission and the Labour Court.

However, he said the Government would not be including some of the bodies referred to by the information commissioner, Emily O'Reilly, in her recent annual report, such as the Garda Síochána, the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner and Refugee Appeals Tribunal and the Residential Institutions Redress Board.

Mr Treacy said that a number of concerns were raised by the Department of Justice about extending the Freedom of Information Act to the refugee process.

"Following consideration of these matters, the Government decided not to extend FoI to these bodies for the foreseeable future," he added.

He said the Act would not be extended to the Residential Institutions Redress Board due to the highly confidential nature of its work.

The new bodies now covered by the Act are listed below.


Don't have hard copy of the paper; will this have any impact on the planning system?
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Re: FOI Extended

Postby StephenC » Wed May 24, 2006 4:04 pm

Helpfully bullet pointed by the Irish Times :(


he Veterinary Council; The Irish Horse Board Co-Operative Society Limited; The Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board; The Marine Casualty Investigation Board; The Mining Board; The National Advisory Committee on Drugs; Coiste an Asgard; The Civil Defence Board; An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaiochta; The Advisory Council for English Language Schools; Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies; An Education Support Centre as provided for in section 37 of the Education Act 1998; The Further Education and Training Awards Council; Gaisce - Gradam an Uachtaráin; The Higher Education and Training Awards Council; Integrate Ireland Language and Training Limited; International Education Board of Ireland; Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology; Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences; Léargas - The Exchange Bureau; The National Centre for Guidance in Education; The National Centre for Technology in Ireland; The National College of Ireland; The National Council for Special Education; The National Education Welfare Board; The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland; The National University of Ireland; The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; The Royal Irish Academy; The Royal Irish Academy of Music; The Company Law Review Group; The Craft Council of Ireland; All County Enterprise Boards; The European Social Fund Financial Control Unit; Science Foundation Ireland; Skillnets Limited; The Affordable Homes Partnership; The Building Regulations Advisory Body; The Dublin Dockland Development Authority; The Local Government Management Services Board; The National Building Agency Limited; The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland; The Valuation Tribunal; The Advisory Board to Irish Aid; An Bord Altranais; The Crisis Pregnancy Agency; The Dental Council; The Dental Health Foundation; The Drug Treatment Centre Board; The Health Insurance Authority; The Health Research Board; The Health Services Accreditation Board; The Medical Council; The Mental Health Commission; The National Breast Screening Board; The National Cancer Registry; The National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery; The National Treatment Purchase Fund; The Office of Tobacco Control; The Opticians Board; The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland; The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council; The Special Residential Services Board; Censorship of Films Appeal Board; Censorship of Publications' Appeal Board; The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal; The Human Rights Commission; The Registration of Titles Rules Committee; The Family Support Agency; The Office of the Pensions Ombudsman; The Commission for Taxi Regulation; The Medical Bureau of Road Safety; The Institute of Public Administration.


Isnt ABP already covered by FOI? And Councils? All the information you want on a planning file is available to the public.
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Re: FOI Extended

Postby hutton » Wed May 24, 2006 4:07 pm

FOI list: new bodies


Full list of those now covered by the Freedom of Information Act.

The Veterinary Council; The Irish Horse Board Co-Operative Society Limited; The Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board; The Marine Casualty Investigation Board; The Mining Board; The National Advisory Committee on Drugs; Coiste an Asgard; The Civil Defence Board; An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaiochta; The Advisory Council for English Language Schools; Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies; An Education Support Centre as provided for in section 37 of the Education Act 1998; The Further Education and Training Awards Council; Gaisce - Gradam an Uachtaráin; The Higher Education and Training Awards Council; Integrate Ireland Language and Training Limited; International Education Board of Ireland; Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology; Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences; Léargas - The Exchange Bureau; The National Centre for Guidance in Education; The National Centre for Technology in Ireland; The National College of Ireland; The National Council for Special Education; The National Education Welfare Board; The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland; The National University of Ireland; The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; The Royal Irish Academy; The Royal Irish Academy of Music; The Company Law Review Group; The Craft Council of Ireland; All County Enterprise Boards; The European Social Fund Financial Control Unit; Science Foundation Ireland; Skillnets Limited; The Affordable Homes Partnership; The Building Regulations Advisory Body; The Dublin Dockland Development Authority; The Local Government Management Services Board; The National Building Agency Limited; The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland; The Valuation Tribunal; The Advisory Board to Irish Aid; An Bord Altranais; The Crisis Pregnancy Agency; The Dental Council; The Dental Health Foundation; The Drug Treatment Centre Board; The Health Insurance Authority; The Health Research Board; The Health Services Accreditation Board; The Medical Council; The Mental Health Commission; The National Breast Screening Board; The National Cancer Registry; The National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery; The National Treatment Purchase Fund; The Office of Tobacco Control; The Opticians Board; The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland; The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council; The Special Residential Services Board; Censorship of Films Appeal Board; Censorship of Publications' Appeal Board; The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal; The Human Rights Commission; The Registration of Titles Rules Committee; The Family Support Agency; The Office of the Pensions Ombudsman; The Commission for Taxi Regulation; The Medical Bureau of Road Safety; The Institute of Public Administration.

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