Focus - Check out the following and contact the OPW directly
It states the following at the start:
The OPW is disposed to conduct its business in as open and transparent a manner
as possible. It will, therefore, attempt to make information available outside the
formal procedures of the Act, subject to the general scope of exemptions in the
Act, if this is the preferred option of the person seeking the information. In Part
3 of this reference book where the heading â€˜Information Availableâ€™ is included,
under the entry of a Section/Unit of the Office, this indicates information that can
be obtained without using the Act.
Part 3 also lists for each Section/Unit of the Office, under the heading â€˜Classes of
Records Heldâ€™, the topics on which records are held in each area. It may not be
necessary to use the Act to access the information held in these records. Please
contact the relevant official (see â€˜Contact Nameâ€™ under the relevant Section/Unit
entry in Part 3) who will advise whether the information required can be provided
to you directly or whether you will have to make a formal FOI request in order to
access the information. (Section 2.2.2 following tells you how to make a formal
application under the Act).
See Section 3.4.1 - Information Available. Maps/Drawings/Plans for ll completed projects and project designs including feasibility studies can be accessed without recourse to using the Freedom of Information Act. This is the guy you apparently need to talk to:
Mr. Frank Fingleton,
Project Management Services,
51 St. Stephenâ€™s Green,
Tel: (01) 647 6449
Fax: (01) 647 6470
Failing that. Use the FOI Act.