The current Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation was enacted and applied to local authorities in October 2014. The Freedom of Information Act provides that every person has the following legal rights:
- The right to access official records held by Government Departments or other public bodies as defined by the Act
- The right to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
- The right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them.
Freedom of Information Officer,
Cork County Council
You can download the acts in PDF format by selecting the links below:
Section 15 and Section 16
Sections 15 and 16 of the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 require the publication of material relating to the function of the legislation and of the Office of the Information Commissioner, along with guidelines on services provided, how to avail of them and types of records held by public bodies.
The Sections 15 and 16 manuals can be accessed by following the links below: