This is a list of all purchase orders of more than €20,000 from the Department of Justice in 2019. A huge portion of the bill related to the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers in the direct provision system. The other expenditure – on IT, media services, transport etc – is all general spending by… Read More »
These are the written submissions opened in the Supreme Court for the eNet case. In turn, the Information Commissioner (x2), the Minister, Gavin Sheridan (me) and UCC. The case surrounds key provisions of the FOI Act. Judgment is expected within months.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, the Data Protection Commissioner was only partially included as part of the new law. This means that only administrative records from the office can be sought under FOI and that all other records relating to investigations, including high-profile ones like those into Facebook and the Public Services Card,… Read More »
Back in February 2015, Right to Know made a request for access to details of use of what is known as the ministerial air transport service by the President of Ireland. Little did we know that it would take four years to get a decision. The case was delayed time and time again with the… Read More »
Today, Right To Know – in collaboration with US access to information NGO Public.Resource.Org (“Public Resource”) – announced they have initiated legal action against the European Commission at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Right To Know and Public Resource are seeking from the European Commission access to descriptions of certain technical… Read More »
MORE than €930,000 has been spent on commemorations and events for the one hundred year anniversary of the first sitting of Dáil Éireann this year. The expenditure included €16,500 on VIP services at Dublin Airport, almost €20,000 in accommodation at two of Dublin’s finest hotels, €200 for a harpist, and just over €10,000 for 5,000… Read More »
STAFF from Met Éireann have been advised not to talk “despair” over climate change and use positive language to show people they can make a difference. An internal communique says using words like “inevitable” could create a feeling that nothing can be done and lead to “inaction” from the public. The advice is contained in… Read More »
RYANAIR told the Department of Finance it might have to move its operations out of Ireland because of an anomaly that sees pilots and air crew taxed in two countries. The warning was included in a submission prepared for Finance Minister Paschal Donohue who was told the low-fares airline would have to consider “the migration… Read More »