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.
Below is the judgment delivered today in MCENR vs Information Commissioner (with eNet and Gavin Sheridan as notice parties). Some time ago we sought the contract between the Department of Communications and eNet, in relation to the managing and promotion of the Metropolitan Area Networks built around the country. The department refused our request, so… Read More »
[Cross posted from Right To Know] Earlier this year a newspaper report indicated that the IDA was lobbying against higher income taxes claiming that high income tax was making it difficult to attract foreign investment and was hitting job creation. In August last year we submitted an FOI request looking for the analysis to back… Read More »
This post is cross posted from my information rights blog. When is a record held for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Acts 1998 and 2003? That was the question the High Court had to answer in a recent decision of O’Neill J in The Minster for Health -v- The Information Commissioner  IEHC 231. In his… Read More »
Back in December the Information Commissioner issued a decision in my favour in relation to records pertaining to industrial grants from 1998. The full decision has been published, and it is the first decision of the Commissioner pertaining to Section 19 of the FOI Act – the part that relates to Cabinet documents, and their… Read More »