IDA internal audit log 2006 to 2010

As part of an ongoing process. This is the internal audit log of the IDA from 2006 to 2010.

Department of Finance FOI logs 2007 to March 2010

Some time ago I sought the FOI requests of the Department of Finance for the period January 2007 to March 2010. This has been issued (in paper format and then scanned). I have published the logs in both PDF and Google Spreadsheets. The logs give an insight into what was being sought (mainly by journalists) over the entire period of the financial crisis. Any redactions are Section 28 (Personal information).

Finance request logs 2007 to 2010 (Google Spreadsheet)

Department of Finance FOI log 2007 to 2010

Oireachtas FOI logs 2004 to 2010

As part of an ongoing process I am seeking the logs of FOI request to all public bodies. I sought and have received the logs of the Houses of the Oireachtas from 2004 to 2010. The spreadsheets includes some of my own requests. There are three sheets, which had to be split for column header reasons – 2004-2008, 2009, and 2010.

FOI logs

I will be publishing all logs I receive in both PDF and spreadsheet format, where possible. For now I have two FOI logs, one for the Department of Health and the other for the Department of the Taoiseach. I will be adding to these in the future.

Department of the Taoiseach log 2006 to 2009 (spreadsheet)
Department of Health log 2007 to 2009 (spreadsheet)

There are many advantages to publishing logs, yet most bodies do not publish them. First it guides people as to what others request, which can help in drafting your own FOIs. Second it shows you what other people are asking for. Third it reduces duplication of requests, although strangely many Departments do not keep copies of releases, meaning further search and retrieval for documents that have already been released. I plan to FOI all logs for all the major Departments over the coming months, and later for all bodies. This will cover the period 1998 to 2009.

FOI log – Department of the Taoiseach

As part of an ongoing process, I will be requesting and publishing the requests logs of every public body over the coming months. I have already published the logs of the Department of Health over two years. From now on I shall be requesting the logs of every body going back as far as records allow.

This is the log of the Department of the Taoiseach from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2009. It includes some of my own requests. Unfortunately the log is short on detail, such as type of requestor. Any extra details I get will be added to existing sheets.

The Department stated that any redactions are exemptions under Section 28 (Personal information)