Freedom of Information Unit

Functions and responsibilities

How to make a FOI requests to the Department of Health

Contact this Division

Legislation

Agencies

Useful Links

Section 15 of the FOI

Functions and Responsibilities

Co-ordinating and managing the Department’s statutory responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Acts and the Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations 2007.

Key objectives and strategies

  • Assisting Business Units in meeting the Department’s statutory obligations under the Freedom of Information Acts (1997 and 2003) and the Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations 2007.
  • Liaising with Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation regarding reducing the administrative burden on business.

Contact this Division

Principal Officer Larry O'Reilly
Assistant Principal Officer Derek McCormack

Agencies

For a list of prescribed public bodies in the health sector and their relevant contact details please see the relevant sections of the prescribed bodies page on the Office of the Information Commissioner’s website.

Useful Links

Section 15 of the FOI

Service Providers

N/A

Working groups

N/A

Press material

N/A

Publications:

see the Central Policy Unit’s ‘Short Guide to the Acts’

Section 15 of the FOI Act requires that prescribed public bodies publish information on records held under the following headings. See other pages under this ‘Divisions’ heading to see the records held in those areas.

Record Classes

General administrative files, business plans, technical issues, advice, casework.

Significant Systems

Tracking system for FOI requests submitted.

Personal Information Holdings

FOI requests in relation to access to personal information only for co-ordination purposes throughout the Department.

Purpose

As above.

Disclosees

None; apart from co-ordination role involving appeals etc. to the Office of the Information Commissioner.