Freedom Of Information
Regulations were signed into law on Monday 22nd October 2001, by the Minister for Finance providing for the extension of the Freedom of Information Act 1997 to the Institutes of Technology. The Regulations are effective from 1st October 2001.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 1997 establishes three key rights:
- Right of any member of the public to access to records
- Right of any member of the public to amend records containing personal information
- Right of interested parties to reasons for decisions
In general, members of the public are entitled to obtain official information from the Institute provided it does not conflict with the public interest and the right of privacy of individuals.
Requests for information must be submitted in writing to the Freedom of Information Office.