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Welcome to the Freedom of Information Website

In light of measures taken in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders are asked to please note the position as regards continuity of FOI services, given the likelihood of reduced staffing and/or closure of offices.

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 Freedom of Information Act 2014. It is intended to be of assistance to members of the public and practitioners alike. Basic Information on FOI is contained in the boxes above. More detailed information is available via the Navigation section on the topĀ of this page. There is also a search facility at the top right of this page.