Freedom of information Requests
The Freedom of Information Act 2014 ("the Act") gives you the right to access, to the greatest extent possible, records held by the Charities Regulator. The Act asserts the right of members of the public to access official information to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals.
Under the Act, each person has:
- A legal right to access information held by public bodies.
- A legal right to have official information relating to him/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading.
- A legal right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting him/herself.
How to Apply
You should make an FOI request using the Query Form here.
You may also submit a request, in writing, to:
Freedom of Information Officer
3 George’s Dock
Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When making your request, you should state that you are making your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2014. You should also be as specific as possible to enable the information to be identified easily and, if possible, indicate the time frame which applies to your request (e.g. between May 2018-December 2018).
Freedom of Information Disclosure Logs
The Charities Regulator has a policy of posting a disclosure log of non-personal Freedom of Information requests on its website for reference purposes.
Freedom of Information Central Policy Unit
The Freedom of Information website, maintained by the Freedom of Information Central Policy Unit, offers a comprehensive outline and explanation of the rights and responsibilities extended under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (foi.gov.ie).
From the 'Office of the Information Commissioner'
"The Office of the Information Commissioner is the appeals body for Freedom of Information in Ireland. Our job is to review decisions which public bodies make on freedom of information requests."
Office of the Information Commissioner
18 Lower Leeson Street
You can contact the Information Commissioner’s office by email (email@example.com) or by phone at 01-6395689.