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UCD Records Management and Freedom of Information

Aonad Bainistíochta Taifead & Saoráil Faisnéise UCD

Freedom of Information Act, 1997

Number 13 of 1997
PART I
Preliminary and General

1 Citation and commencement.

2 Interpretation.
3 Regulations.
4 Delegation of certain functions of heads.
5 Expenses.

PART II
Access to Records

6 Right of access to records.
7 Requests for access to records.
8 Decisions on requests under section 7 and notification of decisions.
9 Extension of time for consideration of requests under section 7.
10 Refusal on administrative grounds to grant requests under section 7.
11 Deferral of access to records.
12 Manner of access to records.
13 Access to parts of records.
14 Review by heads of decisions.
15 Publication of information about public bodies.
16 Publication of information regarding rules and practices in relation to certain decisions by public bodies.
17 Amendment of records relating to personal information.
18 Right of person to information regarding acts of public bodies affecting the person.

PART III

Exempt Records


19 Meetings of the Government.
20 Deliberations of public bodies.
21 Functions and negotiations of public bodies.
22 Parliamentary, court and certain other matters.
23 Law enforcement and public safety.
24 Security, defence and international relations.
25 Conclusiveness of certain decisions pursuant to sections 23 and 24.
26 Information obtained in confidence.
27 Commercially sensitive information.
28 Personal information.
29 Procedure in relation to certain requests under section 7 to which section 26, 27 or 28 applies.
30 Research and natural resources.
31 Financial and economic interests of the State and public bodies.
32 Enactments relating to non-disclosure of records.

PART IV

The Information Commissioner


33 Establishment of office of Information Commissioner.

34 Review by Commissioner of decisions.
35 Requests for further information by Commissioner.
36 Review of operation of Act and investigations by Commissioner.
37 Powers of Commissioner.
38 Commissioner to encourage publication of information by public bodies.
39 Publication of commentaries by Commissioner on practical application, etc., of Act.
40 Reports of Commissioner.

PART V
Miscellaneous


41 Decisions deemed to have been made in certain cases.
42 Appeal to High Court.
43 Precautions by High Court and Commissioner against disclosure of certain information.
44 Stay on certain decisions.
45 Immunity from legal proceedings.
46 Restriction of Act.
47 Fees.
48 Amendment of Official Secrets Act, 1963.

FIRST SCHEDULE
Public Bodies

SECOND SCHEDULE
The Information Commissioner

THIRD SCHEDULE
Enactments Excluded from Application of Section 32

PART I

Statutes

PART II

Statutory Instruments

Acts Referred to