Thursday, 9 September 2021

Questions (34)

Matt Carthy

Question:

34. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of freedom of information requests responded to by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42962/21]

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Written answers (Question to Enterprise)

The number of Freedom of Information requests responded to by the Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021 are set out below in tabular format.

Year

Total FOI Requests made to the Department

2016

209

2017

298

2018

281

2019

258

2020

259

To date in 2021

239

While the Department maintains a publicly available FOI log, this log does not report on the format of records released under each FOI request nor is this information collated elsewhere. For this reason it is not possible to provide the requested information.