Bill entitled an Act to enable members of the public to obtain access, to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy, to information in the possession of public bodies, other bodies in receipt of funding from the State and certain other bodies and to enable persons to have personal information relating to them in the possession of such bodies corrected and, accordingly, to provide for a right of access to records held by such bodies, for necessary exceptions to that right and for assistance to persons to enable them to exercise it, to provide for the independent review both of decisions of such bodies relating to that right and of the operation of this Act generally (including the proceedings of such bodies pursuant to this Act) and, for those purposes, to provide for the continuance of the Office of Information Commissioner and to define its functions, to provide for the publication by such bodies of certain information about them relevant to the purposes of this Act, to repeal the Freedom of Information Act 1997 and the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003, to amend the Central Bank Act 1942, to amend the Official Secrets Act 1963, to repeal certain other enactments, and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 14 Oct 2014

Sponsored by: Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Act

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
Enacted Bill
  • Dáil First Stage

    22 Jul 2013

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    22 Jul 2013

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    2 Oct 2013

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    2 Oct 2013

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    3 Oct 2013

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    3 Oct 2013

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    16 Jul 2014

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    16 Jul 2014

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    16 Jul 2014

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad (Also known as Final Stage)

    16 Jul 2014

    Completed

  • Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    18 Sep 2014

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    18 Sep 2014

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    25 Sep 2014

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    25 Sep 2014

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    2 Oct 2014

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    2 Oct 2014

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    2 Oct 2014

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    2 Oct 2014

    Completed

  • Enacted

    14 Oct 2014

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    14 Oct 2014

    Current Stage

 

14 Oct 2014

An tAcht um Shaoráil Faisnéise, 2014

14 Oct 2014

Freedom of Information Act 2014

16 Jul 2014

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013

13 Nov 2013

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Freedom of Information Bill 2013

22 Jul 2013

As Initiated

Freedom of Information Bill 2013

Amendments

1 Oct 2014

Report Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

24 Sep 2014

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

14 Jul 2014

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

8 Nov 2013

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

Debates

2 Oct 2014

Seanad Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages

25 Sep 2014

Seanad Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Committee Stage

18 Sep 2014

Seanad Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Second Stage

16 Jul 2014

Dáil Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage

16 Jul 2014

Dáil Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Report Stage

16 Jul 2014

Dáil Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Order for Report Stage

13 Nov 2013

Select Sub-Committee On Public Expenditure And Reform

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Committee Stage (Resumed)

12 Nov 2013

Select Sub-Committee On Public Expenditure And Reform

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Committee Stage

3 Oct 2013

Dáil Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Referral to Select Committee

3 Oct 2013

Dáil Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed)

2 Oct 2013

Dáil Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Second Stage

2 Oct 2013

Dáil Éireann

Freedom of Information Bill 2013: Order for Second Stage