Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (93)

Barry Cowen


93. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Finance the date of each review and revision of the material published under the publication scheme of his Department as outlined in section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48207/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish information in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis.

The Department of Finance “Freedom of Information Publication Scheme” is implemented in compliance with the guidelines as prescribed in the “Model Publication Scheme Guidance 2016”, published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The Publication Scheme and relevant material published under it, is available on the Department of Finance website (, the contents of which are regularly and routinely updated as appropriate.

My Department has initiated four reviews to date, one in 2016, two in 2018, and another review in May 2019.