Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 was introduced to help access official information to records created after 21st October 1998.

The act gives you the legal right to:

  • access information held by public bodies
  • have official information relating to you amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
  • be informed of reasons for decisions that affect them

Making an FOI request

Your request must be in writing and indicate clearly that the information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act 2014. All requests will be acknowledged within 3 working days and decisions made within 4 weeks (20 working days) unless an extension is requested by us due to the nature of the request.

Fee

There is no longer an initial application fee under, but the following fees to be charged as as follows:-

The Fee for Internal Review under Section 21 is now €30.00 (€10.00 for medical card holders, and their dependents).

Independent Review

If after an internal review you are still not satisfied with the decision you may seek an independent review, the fee for this is €50.00 (€15.00 for medical card holders, and their dependents), for non personal requests, by the Information Commissioner by contacting the following address:

By Post    Office of the Information Commisioner
                18 Lower Leeson Street
                Dublin2

Email:  info@oic.ie 
Telephone: (01) 639 5689

Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2016

You can view a list of Freedom of Information requests from January 2016 to date in our FOI Disclosure Log Jan - Dec 2016.

The document lists the type of requests made and who requested the information as follows;

Business: Business People/Interest Groups/Solicitors/Trade/Unions/Accountants.
Journalist: Media/Journalists
Oireachtas: Members of the Oireachtas/Public Representatives
Staff: Staff of the Local Authority
Client: Recipient of a service
Other: Members of the public 

Contact Us

The Freedom of Information Officer
County Hall
Swords
Fingal
Co. Dublin

Telephone: (01) 890 5162

Email: foi@fingal.ie 

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish a scheme concerning the publication of information by the body in conformity with a model publication scheme or guidelines made by the Minister.