Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1997, as amended by the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003 (FOI Act), effective from 21 April 1998, established three new statutory rights:

  • a legal right for each person to access information held by public bodies;
  • a legal right for each person to have official information held by a public body relating to him/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading;
  • a legal right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting oneself taken by a public body.

 

 

Section 15 and 16 Reference Book

The Section 15 and 16 Reference Book is prepared in accordance with publication requirements set out in Sections 15 and 16 of the Act.  Its purpose is to facilitate access to official information held by Forfás by outlining its structure, functions and information on the classes of records held. It also contains information on how to make a request to Forfás under the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003.
Download the Section 15 and 16 Reference Book below.

pdf icon FOI Section 15 and 16 Reference Book (PDF, 26 pages, 457KB)