Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (99)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

99. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of freedom of information requests granted, part granted, refused, transferred to an appropriate body, withdrawn or handled outside freedom of information in 2018, in tabular form. [26389/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

My Department received a total of 140 requests in 2018 for records under the Freedom of Information Acts. The table below shows the breakdown of these requests.

Among the reasons for the refusal of requests was that the records sought did not exist.

Granted

28

Part-Granted

34

Refused

47

Transferred

13

Withdrawn

13

Dealt with outside of FoI

5

Total number of FoI requests received in 2018

140