Freedom of Information
Q: What is FOI?
The FOI Act provides that from 21 April, 1998, every person has the following legal rights:
- the right to access official records held by Government Departments or other public bodies listed in the Act;
- the right to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading; and
- the right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them.
These rights mean that from 21 April, 1998, people can seek access to personal information held on them - no matter when the information was created - and to other records created after 21 April, 1998.
Q: What records can be requested?
Under the Act, the following records are accessible:
- all records created after the Act commenced 21st April, 1998;
- all personal records of clients, whenever created;
- all records of staff created after 21 April, 1995, or earlier if used adversely against staff member; and
- all records created earlier if needed to understand records created after that date.
Q: How do I make an FOI Request to Inland Fisheries Ireland?
You can download the form here: Request for Access to Records under the Freedom Information Acts 1997 & 2003(83.27 kB)
Or you can request an FOI application form from:
Inland Fisheries Ireland,
3044 Lake Drive,
Citywest Business Campus,
Tel: +353 1 8842600
Fax: +353 1 8360 060.
All requests, except for requests for personal information, need to be accompanied by the relevant fee of €15. This can be sent by postal order, cheque or money order.