Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (96)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

96. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of freedom of information requests in which his Department made a decision to deny; and the number in which the Information Commissioner overturned the decision of his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [51458/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

My Department deals with requests for information in accordance with the Freedom of Information legislation. The table below sets out the information requested by the Deputy.

In 2016, the Department had one decision in relation to a request which was part-granted annulled by the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) and returned to the Department to undertake a fresh decision process. This decision was then referred to the OIC by the requestor and the decision of the Department was upheld by that Office.

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2016

2017

2018

2019

Number of FOI Requests Refused

19

30

47

40

Number of FOI requests Part-Granted

29

37

34

42

Number of decisions overturned by the OIC.

1

0

0

0

In addition, one case is currently under consideration by the Office of the Information Commissioner.