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#Freedom of Information

# freedom-of-information - Friday 6 July, 2012

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation
# Transparency
# Transparency

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation

Jul 6th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,377 Views 7 Comments

The Fianna Fáil-proposed legislation would see the Central Bank, NAMA and the Gardaí brought under the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

€25k left unallocated for wheelchair-accessible taxis
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

€25k left unallocated for wheelchair-accessible taxis

Jun 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,399 Views 2 Comments

Irish Wheelchair Association believes that, even with grant aid, VAT and VRT on accessible taxis and cabs are “prohibitively” high.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Ombudsman still waiting for NAMA, Gardaí and Central Bank to be brought into FOI Act
# Transparency
# Transparency

Ombudsman still waiting for NAMA, Gardaí and Central Bank to be brought into FOI Act

May 31st 2012, 9:43 AM 3,197 Views 12 Comments

Emily O’Reilly wants more public bodies to be brought within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Column: Cronyism and corruption – one quick change would help fight them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Cronyism and corruption – one quick change would help fight them

May 8th 2012, 7:15 AM 125 Views 20 Comments

It would be swift work to repeal the 2003 Freedom of Information Act, but it could have far-reaching consequences, writes Donal Ó Brolcháin.

# freedom-of-information - Friday 27 April, 2012

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé
# Transparency
# Transparency

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé

Apr 27th 2012, 3:52 PM 4,960 Views 19 Comments

Reform of the Oireachtas expenses rules in March 2010 means reportage on fraudulent mobile phone expenses can’t be repeated.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Chairman opposes making NAMA subject to Freedom of Information laws
# Transparency
# Transparency

Chairman opposes making NAMA subject to Freedom of Information laws

Mar 14th 2012, 4:24 PM 1,911 Views 23 Comments

Frank Daly tells an Oireachtas committee that requiring full transparency would compromise NAMA’s commercial objectives.

# freedom-of-information - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Gardaí and banks should be more transparent - Ombudsman
# FOI
# FOI

Gardaí and banks should be more transparent - Ombudsman

Mar 10th 2012, 3:20 PM 2,528 Views 23 Comments

Emily O’Reilly said the gardaí, Nama and State-owned financial institutions should all be made subject to Freedom of Information laws.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?

Jan 31st 2012, 7:30 AM 856 Views 25 Comments

Our leaders are spending our money in our names, writes Aaron McKenna – so why won’t they let us know how?

# freedom-of-information - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Varadkar not pleased with new rule that allows ministers to use bus lanes
# Bus Lanes
# Bus Lanes

Varadkar not pleased with new rule that allows ministers to use bus lanes

Nov 20th 2011, 2:36 PM 7,212 Views 55 Comments

A change in law now allows ministers to use the bus lanes when they’re on official business. They were stripped of their State-supplied cars and Garda drivers in March.

# freedom-of-information - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Pivotal ruling may subject Nama to information requests
# Transparency
# Transparency

Pivotal ruling may subject Nama to information requests

Sep 15th 2011, 10:05 AM 551 Views 3 Comments

The highly secretive National Assets Management Agency may be laid open to information inquiries following a landmark ruling by the Information Commissioner – which could also potentially impact companies like Anglo Irish Bank.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Saturday Night Show tops Late Late for guest costs
# Chatty Men
# Chatty Men

Saturday Night Show tops Late Late for guest costs

Jul 27th 2011, 8:11 AM 1,550 Views 8 Comments

Brendan O’Connor show spent over €5,000 more on guests than Ryan Tubridy-fronted show. Between them, they shelled out €265,318 on filling the guest seats last season.

# freedom-of-information - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Angry Dáil exchanges over alleged pension levy 'cover-up'
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Angry Dáil exchanges over alleged pension levy 'cover-up'

Jun 21st 2011, 4:48 PM 483 Views 7 Comments

Micheál Martin accuses Enda Kenny of ‘covering up’ government policy on the pension levy – a claim labelled “balderdash”.

# freedom-of-information - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Information Commissioner wants FOI legislation extended
# FOI
# FOI

Information Commissioner wants FOI legislation extended

May 4th 2011, 3:36 PM 445 Views 0 Comments

Emily O’Reilly has said the general public should be able to place Freedom of Information requests with public bodies like the gardaí, Central Bank and NAMA.

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