Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (115)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

115. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of freedom of information requests granted, part granted, refused, transferred to an appropriate body, withdrawn or handled outside freedom of information in 2018, in tabular form. [26393/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

A breakdown of the Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received by my Department in 2018 is set out in the table below. A total of 320 requests were received in 2018, plus 16 requests received in 2017 which were carried over into 2018 for reply.

Freedom of Information

Number of requests

Number of FOI requests granted

60

Number of FOI requests part-granted

91

Number of FOI requests refused

40

Number of FOI requests withdrawn

51

Number of FOI requests withdrawn and handled outside of the Act

69

Number of FOI requests transferred to other FOI bodies

7

Number of FOI requests carried over into 2019 for reply

18