Minister asked to extend FoI Act to energy sector

The Communications Minister has been asked to consider extending the Freedom of Information Act to apply to monopolies in the energy sector.


Taoiseach rejects criticism of FOI fees

Taoiseach Brian Cowen has today rejected claims that the cost of making Freedom of Information applications is excessive.


Freedom of Information requests down 27%

The Information Commissioner has reported a drop in the number of Freedom of Information requests being made over the past three years.


Labour: More transparency needed in Freedom of Information regime

The Labour Party is calling for the return of a more transparent Freedom of Information regime.


More public bodies brought under scope of FoI Act

The Government has reportedly extended the Freedom of Information Act to cover 137 extra public bodies.


Secrecy period doubled for Govt records

Government documents are to remain secret for twice as long under a tightening up of laws announced today.


Labour slams watering down of FoI Act

The Labour Party has accused the Government of attempting to hide information from the public by watering down the provisions of the 1997 Freedom of Information Act.


Govt to reveal proposed changes to FoI Act

The Department of Finance is due to publish legislation today aimed at curtailing the 1997 Freedom of Information Act.