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Name: Freedom of Information Act, 1997 (No. 13 of 1997).
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-04-21
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Acts, 63 p.
ISN: IRL-1997-L-46835
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Acts, 63 p.
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Law Reform Commission, Ireland PDF of Act as revised to S.I. No. 144 of 2014 PDF of Act as revised to S.I. No. 144 of 2014 (consulted on 2017-05-31)
Abstract/Citation: Provides access to the public to information in the possession of public bodies and institutions. The Act shall not apply to personnel records of public bodies. The Act further allows heads of public bodies to review public access to records if such access would jeopardize national security, law enforcement, or commercial interests. Creates the post of an Information Commissioner, who shall review decisions relating to access to information.
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