Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (656)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

656. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of freedom of information requests her Department has received in the past eight years; the number of which were accepted without further escalation and not accepted, respectively; the number requested which were not accepted that were escalated to the Information Commissioner; the number of which the Information Commissioner ruled in favour of the person requesting the freedom of information; the number of which the Information Commissioner ruled against her Department; the number her Department appealed to the High Court; the number the High Court ruled against her Department in favour of the applicant; the number which were then brought to the Court of Appeal by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9287/18]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

My Department was established in June 2011, and the number of freedom of information requests received since then is set out below.  All requests received were accepted and processed, and none have been escalated to the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Following requests being processed, no requests were escalated to the Office of the Information Commissioner, and there have been no court cases relating to freedom of information requests received by my Department.

Year

FOI Requests Received

Year

FOI Requests Received

2011

6

2012

32

2013

30

2014

37

2015

77

2016

84

2017

88

2018 to date

17