I, Charlie McCreevy, Minister for Finance, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 (No. 13 of 1997), and with the consent of the Minister for Health and Children, hereby make the following Regulations with respect to which, pursuant to section 3(3) of that Act, a draft has been laid before each House of the Oireachtas and a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 (Prescribed Bodies) Regulations, 1999.
2. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 21st day of October, 1999.
3. The bodies, organisations and groups specified in the First Schedule to these Regulations shall stand prescribed for the purposes of paragraph 1(5) of the First Schedule to the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 (No.13 of 1997).
4. (1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this Regulation, the bodies, organisations and groups specified in the Second Schedule to these Regulations shall stand prescribed for the purposes of paragraph 1(5) of the First Schedule to the Freedom of Information Act, 1997.
(2) The Freedom of Information Act, 1997, shall apply to a body, organisation or group prescribed by paragraph (1) of this Regulation only as respects the functions of the body, organisation or group in so far as they relate to the provision of –
(a) mental health services, or
(b) services for persons with an intellectual disability.
1. Food Safety Authority of Ireland
2. National Council on Ageing and Older people
3. Post-Graduate Medical and Dental Board
4. National Social Work Qualifications Board
5. Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Incorporating the National Children’s Hospital
6. Beaumont Hospital Board
7. Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital
8. Central Remedial Clinic
9. Coombe Lying-in Hospital
10. Dublin Dental Hospital Board
11. Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital of Ireland, Clontarf
12. Leopardstown Park Hospital Board
13. Mater Misericordiae Hospital
14. Mercy Hospital, Cork
15. Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross
16. Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
17. Portiuncula Hospital
18. South Infirmary-Victoria Hospital Limited
19. St Francis Hospice, Raheny
20. St James’s Hospital Board
21. St Patrick’s Hospital/Marymount Hospice
22. St John’s Hospital, Limerick
23. St Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar, Dublin
24. St Mary’s Hospital and Residential School, Baldoyle
25. St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire
26. St Vincent’s Hospital, Fairview, Dublin 3
27. St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4
28. The Children’s Hospital, Temple Street
29. The City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital
30. The Hospital for the Relief of Poor Lying-in Women, Dublin (known as the Rotunda)
31. The National Maternity Hospital
32. The National Rehabilitation Hospital
33. The Royal Hospital, Donnybrook
34. The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital
1. Brothers of Charity, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Lota, Glanmire, Co. Cork;
2. Brothers of Charity, Kilcornan House, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway;
3. Brothers of Charity, Mid-West Region, Bawnmore, Limerick;
4. Brothers of Charity, Lanesboro Street, Roscommon;
5. Brothers of Charity, Belmont Park, Waterford;
6. Camphill Communities of Ireland, Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny;
7. Cheeverstown House Limited (providing a service for people with a mental handicap), Templeogue, Dublin 6W;
8. COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte, Cork;
9. Daughters of Charity, Navan Road, Dublin 7;
10. Galway County Association for Mental Handicapped Children, The Halls, Quay Street, Galway;
11. Hospitaller Order of St John of God, Hospitaller House, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin;
12. Irish Sisters of Charity, St. Patrick’s, Kells Road, Kilkenny;
13. KARE, Co. Kildare Association of Parents & Friends of Handicapped People, Lower Eyre Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare;
14. Peamount Hospital, Newcastle, Co. Dublin;
15. Rosminian Services, St. Patrick’s, Upton, Innishannon, Co. Cork;
16. Sisters of the Bon Sauveur, Residential & Day Care for Persons with a Mental Handicap, Carriglea, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford;
17. Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary, Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare;
18. Sisters of La Sagesse, Cregg House, Sligo;
19. Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary, St Anne’s Service, Sean Ross Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary;
20. Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary, St. Mary’s, Delvin, Co. Westmeath;
21. Stewarts Hospital Services Limited, Palmerstown, Dublin 20;
22. Sunbeam House Services, SHS, Cedar Estate, Killarney Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
23. St Mary of the Angels, Residential Special Home & Training Centre for Children, Beaufort, Co. Kerry;
24. St Michael’s House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9;
25. Western Care Association, Incorporating the Mayo Association of Parents & Friends of Mentally Handicapped Children, Pool Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
The Minister for Health and Children consents to the making of the foregoing Regulations.
GIVEN under the Official Seal of
The Minister for Health and Children
L.S. this day of , 1999
Minister for Health and Children
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
L.S. this day of , 1999.
Minister for Finance
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a
These Regulations provide for the extension of the Freedom of Information Act, 1997, to bodies, organisations and groups specified in the First and Second Schedules to the Regulations.
The effect of the First Schedule of the Regulations is to bring within FOI, as and from 21 October 1999, certain statutory agencies in the health sector and publicly funded voluntary hospitals. The effect of the Second Schedule is to designate for FOI, also as and from 21 October 1999, only those functions of voluntary organisations which provide substantial public mental health services or services to persons with an intellectual disability.