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Baile /Freedom of Information (FOI)/ Freedom of Information article

Freedom of Information

On 1st November 2002, Regulations were signed into law providing for the extension of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act to the NDP/CSF Information, Evaluation and IT Units.

The Act establishes three statutory rights -

• A right for each person to access information held by public bodies;
• A right for each person to have official information relating to himself/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading;
• A right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting oneself.

The FOI Act allows public access to information held by the NDP/CSF Information, Evaluation and IT Units, to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy. The Act covers information that is not routinely available through other sources. Access to information under the Act is subject to certain exemptions and involves specific procedures and time limits.

A reference manual has been prepared and published in accordance with the requirements of Sections 15 and 16 of the Act. It outlines the structure and functions of the NDP/CSF Information, Evaluation and IT Units, the services they provides and how they apply them, the classes of records held and guidelines on how to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, 1997. Copies of the Manual are available from:
Maureen Bird
FOI Officer
NDP/CSF Evaluation Unit
3rd Floor
Frederick Buildings
South Frederick Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 01 6045333
Fax: Tel 01-6045334
Email:evaluation@csfunits.gov.ie

FOI Section 15 and 16 Reference Book

The NDP/CSF Information Office operates a Public Information Office for the NDP/CSF (2000-2006) and regularly publishes Brochures, Leaflets, Reports, Press Releases etc. concerning the NDP/CSF (2000-2006).

These publications are available on this website and from the
NDP/CSF Information Unit ,
15 Lower Hatch Street,
Dublin 2,
Tel 01 6396280
Fax 01-6396281
Email csfinfo@csfunits.irlgov.ie

The Public Information Office Opening Hours are; Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm / 2.30pm-4.30pm

NDP/CSF Evaluation Unit, completed Evaluation reports can be accessed on the website or from the offices of the NDP/CSF Evaluation Unit, at Frederick Buildings, 3rd Floor, South Frederick Street, Dublin 2.


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NDP/CSF Information Office,
15 Lower Hatch Street,
Dublin 2,
Ireland.
Tel:  +353 (0) 1 639 6280
Fax: +353 (0) 1 639 6281
Email: csfinfo@csfunits.irlgov.ie




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