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Disclosure Log

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires Freedom of Information (FOI) bodies to publish a disclosure log, which contains details of the types of request received under FOI since January 2015 and the decisions made by the body in response to those requests.

Disclosures are listed in order of the date the request was received by the MBRS.


Please note that, for privacy reasons, identifying information such as the name of the requester is not included in the disclosure log.

 

 

FOI DISCLOSURE LOG 2018

 

 

Date Request Received

 

 

Reference No.

 

Category of Requester

 

Material Requested

 

Decision

 

09/03/2018

 

FOI 2018-001

 

Other 

Copy of the Guidelines for Gardai in the use of the Evidenzer breath testing device; and manufacturer's guidelines for operators of the Evidenzer breath testing device.

 

 

Administrative Pathway

 

01/08/2018

 

FOI 2018 -002

 

Journalist

Copy of documents previously disclosed to the public by the Medical Bureau of Road Safety through the FOI process. The released documents:

Request FOI 2017-005, received 13/04/2017 and Request FOI 2017-010, received 16/08/2017.

 

 

Granted

 

 

05/10/2018

 

 

FOI 2018-003

 

 

Solicitor

 Copy of documentation / information relating to:

  1. The date upon which the Irish National Accreditation Board issued an Accreditation Certificate to the Medical Bureau of Road Safety Testing Laboratory in respect of the Dräger DrugTest 5000.
  2. A certified copy of the relevant accreditation certificate.
  3. A copy of the training manual used in the training of Gardaí in the deployment and use of the Dräger Drug Test 5000 Oral Fluid Drugs Screening Device.

 

 

 

 

Administrative Pathway

 

 

 

FOI DISCLOSURE LOG 2017

 

 

Date Request Received

 

 

Reference No.

 

Category of Requester

 

Material Requested

 

Decision

 24/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 FOI 2017-001

 

 

 

 

 Journalist

 

 

 

 

All records of correspondence and communications (including e-mails) between the Medical Bureau of Road Safety and An Garda Síochána on the accuracy of AGS figures on breath tests conducted on motorists.                                                

 

Refused

 

                         

 

13/06/2017

Internal Review

 

 

FOI 2017-001

Journalist

Internal review of original request dated 24/03/2017.

Part Granted

26/03/2017

FOI 2017-002

Journalist

All correspondence, minutes, briefing material and reports, including drafts, relating to the issue of inaccurate breathtest data, inaccurate MAT checkpoint data and discrepancies in the number of tests recorded vis a vis intoxilyser mouthpieces ordered”

All references to the Garda audit into the operation of MAT checkpoints and operation of breathtesting and the issue of drink driving enforcement generally, including the conviction rate and issues with prosecution.

 

 

Part Granted

29/03/2017

FOI 2017-003

Journalist

The release of any correspondence between the Medical Bureau of Road Safety and An Garda Siochana dating from July 2014 regarding discrepancies between the Bureau's count of roadside breath-testing figures and those of An Garda Siochana.

 

 

 

Refused

07/04/2017

FOI 2017-004

Other

The amount that Medical Bureau of Road Safety spent on purchasing new breath testing equipment for use by AN Garda Siochana in the years 2013,2014,2015 2016 and to date in 2017.

 

 

Granted

13/04/2017

FOI 2017-005

Other

  All correspondence between MBRS and An Garda Síochána between January 2014 and 1 April 2017 in regard to Drager Breath testing machines, including the procurement thereof by An Garda Síochána; alcohol breath tests; and alcohol breath test data.

 

Meeting agendas for all formal meeting between MBRS and AGS in each of the years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 to date.

 

The database of breath test data/procurement data provided to AGS by the MBRS on 10 March 2017

 

 

Part Granted

27/04/2017

FOI 2017-006

Journalist

A figure for the number of breathalyser mouth pieces issued to An Garda during the five year period to 2016 covered by the recent look-back assessment by An Garda published on 20 March 2017  

 

 

Granted

12/05/2017

FOI 2017-007

Other

The tender submissions made to the Medical Bureau of Road Safety in relation to the recent procurement process for a roadside drug testing device for the Garda, for which the Draeger Drug Test 5000 was selected.

 

 

Transferred to UCD

21/05/2017

FOI 2017-008

Other

Copies of all correspondence relating to the Draeger Drug Test 5000 and the operation of the device in adverse weather conditions or cold temperatures either a) internal within the MBRS, b) between the MBRS and An Garda Síochána, or c) between the MBRS and the Department of Justice and Equality during the years 2016 and 2017.

 

Refused

25/05/2017

FOI 2017-009

Other

All correspondence between MBRS and An Garda Síochána between January 2014 and 1 April 2017 in regard to any matter regarding alcohol breath consumables (including mouthpieces and any other relevant consumables for Drager Breath Testing machines).

 

All correspondence between An Garda Síochána and MBRS on the following dates: 28 July 2014, 22 August 2014 and 11 November 2014, to include all correspondence from MBRS to An Garda Síochána.

 

Meeting minutes for all formal meetings between MBRS and An Garda Síochána in each of the years 2014, 2015, 2016 2017 to date.

 

 

Granted

16/08/2017

FOI 2017-010

Journalist

 

The cost of any research into implementation of the Drager Drugtest 5000 system

 

The number of Drager Drugtest 5000 testing kits purchased by An Garda Siochana

 

The cost of each Drager Drugtest 5000 testing kit purchased by An Garda Siochana

  1. Any cost to An Garda Siochana of advertising the implementation of the new Drager Drugtest 5000 system
  2. Any other costs related to the implementation of the Drager Drugtest 5000 system (e.g. Administrative costs such as postage of kits; or any tendering process)

 

Administrative Pathway

 

 

FOI DISCLOSURE LOG 2016

 

 

Date Request Received

 

Reference No.

 

Category of Requester

 

Material Requested

 

Decision

26/05/2016

FOI 2016-001

Other

Copy of the reading.

Administrative Pathway

 

13/05/2016

FOI 2016 -002 

Other

Copy of my blood medical results.

Administrative Pathway

 

08/07/2016

FOI 2016-003

Journalist

A breakdown of payments made to companies for translating services between 1/1/13 – 31/12/15.

 

Administrative Pathway

28/10/2016

FOI 2016-004

Other

All personal information they hold about me from the period the 19th June 2016 (inclusive) to date.

Refused under the provisions of  Schedule 1, Part 1 (u)

 

07/11/2016

FOI 2016-005

Other

Any information held on record relating to me.

Refused under the provisions of Schedule 1, Part 1 (u)

 

 

 

FOI DISCLOSURE LOG 2015

 

 

Date Request Received

 

Reference No.

 

Category of Requester

 

Material Requested

 

Decision

 

14/10/2015

 

FOI 2015-001

 

Other

When a blood sample is sent to yourselves by the Gardai;

1. What substances / Intoxicants are tested for? (grouped or individually)

2. How are they quantified?

3. What is included in sent the report sent back to the Gardai?

4. Can you provide me with all other details of the analyses conducted?

5. How long is it before expiry of the double sample returned to the driver?

 

 

Administrative Pathway

 

 

FOI DISCLOSURE LOG 2014

 

 

Date Request Received

 

Reference No.

 

Category of Requester

 

Material Requested

 

Decision

 

27/05/2014

 

FOI 2015-001

 

Other 

Copy of any guidelines and / or training materials for users of the Evidenzer machine in breath / alcohol tests.

 

 

Administrative Pathway