The Freedom of Information Act 2014, was signed by the President on Tuesday, 14th October 2014, and became effective on that day. The new Act can be found by clicking on the following link http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/acts/2014/a3014.pdf.

The Freedom of Information Central Policy Unit are working on updating this website and we should have a new website for you shortly. In the meantime this website is still working for requests processed under the Freedom of Information Act 1997 and 2003.

Welcome to the Freedom Of Information Website

This website is maintained by the Freedom Of Information Central Policy Unit in the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform and contains information, guidelines and other resources relevant to the Irish Freedom of Information Acts.


It is intended to be of assistance to members of the public and practitioners alike.
Basic Information on FOI is contained in the boxes below. More detailed information is available via the "Navigation" section on the left of this page and tabs across the top of this page. There is also a search facility at the top right of this page.

What is FOI?What Bodies Are Covered By FOI?How do I make an FOI Request?Is There A Fee?What Are My Rights Of Appeal?Frequently Asked Questions?