Dear Information Commissioner …
After recently receiving some new evidence, I have today written this letter to the Information Commissioner. It relates to a Freedom of Information request to the Department of Education for their communications with the Roman Catholic Church. Processing this request has so far taken more than 5 years and cost more than €500 in appeal fees.
Religious Sisters of Charity Philosophy and Ethical Code
After winning an OIC Appeal, I have now received the Religious Sisters of Charity Philosophy and Ethical Code, and I am publishing it here.
National Maternity Hospital Ethical Code
I submitted a FoI request for the Religious Sisters Of Charity Health Service Philosophy and Ethical Code from St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, and won an OIC appeal.
FoI Is Neither Free Nor Informative
Public bodies often provide untruthful responses to Freedom of Information requests, and the Office of the Information Commissioner often doesn’t care.
Excessive FoI Fees
Public bodies frequently seek excessive fees for FoI requests. This case demonstrates how such obstacles can often be relatively easily challenged.