Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (594)

Barry Cowen


594. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the disclosures log made by her Department under freedom of information was last updated; if this is in line with the disclosure policy of her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46464/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

My Department publishes logs of all non-personal FOI requests on a quarterly basis in accordance with the Department’s FOI Publication Scheme, prepared under section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014.  The most recent update was published on 7th November 2019.

Each published log contains the following information:

- The reference number assigned to the request by the Department;

- The date on which the request was received in the Freedom of Information Unit of the Department;

- The category of the person making the request, e.g. whether they are a journalist, interest group or company or an individual. This includes non-personal FOI requests only;

-  A summary of the information or records requested;

- The date on which the Department’s decision was issued to the applicant;

- A summary of that decision, e.g. whether the request was granted in full, part granted, refused or withdrawn and dealt with outside of the Freedom of Information Acts.

The disclosures logs may be viewed at https://www.chg.gov.ie/about/information-requests/freedom-of-information/foi-request-logs/