The Freedom of Information Act 2014 provides the following statutory rights:
A legal right for each person to access information held by a body to which FOI legislation applies.
A legal right for each person to have official information relating to himself/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading.
A legal right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting himself/herself.
Who can I contact in SOLAS with regard to Freedom of Information/Access to Information on the Environment?
Emma Kelly – Senior Freedom of Information Officer
Freedom of Information Unit,
Tel: +353 (01) 533 2500;
Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Sections 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act. This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law. The scheme commits FOI bodies to make information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with this scheme.
Please find SOLAS' FOI Publication Scheme below. Each link in the table leads to a page comprising relevant information in the category as well as links to relevant information on the SOLAS Website. If the information you require cannot be found here, you may wish to conduct a search of the SOLAS website or to contact the Communications Unit (01-533-2500). If the information is not currently made publicly available by SOLAS, you may consider making a Freedom of Information Request.