Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Sections 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act. This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law. The scheme commits FOI bodies to make information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with this scheme.
DCCoI’s FOI Publication Scheme is outlined below. Relevant information about DCCoI can be accessed under six headings, providing links to further details available on our website.
Services Provided or to be Provided to the Public
Decision Making process for major policy proposals
FOI Disclosure Log and Other Information to be Published Routinely
If the information you are seeking is not currently made publicly available by DCCoI and you wish to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please contact our FOI Officer, Nuala McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org.