S.I. No. 103 of 2015
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2014 (COMMENCEMENT DATE FOR CERTAIN BODIES) ORDER 2015
I, BRENDAN HOWLIN, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the Freedom of Infor- mation Act 2014 (No. 30 of 2014), hereby make the following order:
1. This Order may be cited as the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Commencement Date for Certain Bodies) Order 2015.
Later date for bodies in Schedule
2. The 14th day of October 2015 is appointed as the later date, as referred to in section 1(3)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (No. 30 of 2014), on which that Act (other than section 8) shall come into operation in relation to each body specified in the Schedule.
1. An Garda Síochána.
2. Gaslink Independent System Operator Limited.
3. EirGrid plc.
4. ESB Networks Limited.
5. Iarnród Éireann.
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
25 March 2015.
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.
Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 27th March, 2015.
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).
The purpose of this Order is to provide a later commencement date under Section 1(3)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 for the bodies listed in the Schedule to the Order. These bodies will now become subject to FOI under the Act on 14 October 2015, rather than on the standard commencement date for new FOI bodies of 14 April 2015 (6 months from enactment) as provided for under the Act.