Monthly Archives: August 2012

Corrib earthquake documents

A small earthquake off the coast of Co Mayo sparked a flurry of correspondence within the Department of Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources. Although no damage was caused, the Department sought assurances from Shell that pipelines in the area could withstand a 4.0 quake. The company also carried out an underwater inspection of their assets.… Read More »

Denis O'Brien and Vincent Browne have posted recent correspondence between Denis O’Brien and journalist Vincent Browne. It makes for some interesting reading, especially in the context of correspondence between Dermot Desmond and INM and James Morrissey and Karl Brophy published on this blog.

FOI reform – what is proposed?

Two of the more significant changes made by Fianna Fail to the FOI Act in 2003 were: the introduction of charges for FOI requests and appeals, and the lengthening of the five year rule to ten years under Section 19 of the Act, among others. Indeed the latter proved particularly controversial at the time because… Read More »

The Beef Tribunal report

Besides filing lots of FOI and AIE requests, is always interested in important reports. Some are harder to find than others. In the past we have published the (almost forgotten) Ansbacher Report in its entirety, the Glackin Report (final), which until it was published digitally here was only available in certain libraries. The Beef… Read More »