Coronavirus – Freedom of Information and Data Protection Notice
For Freedom of information and Data protection requests, NCBI staff may not have access to certain records to carry out the necessary searches if they are working from home. Where we can access copies of the records, your request will be processed as far as possible under the circumstances. We are asking requesters to be patient with us as the organisation is facing unprecedented challenges.
The NCBI comes under the remit of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). The NCBI currently makes a large volume of information available to the public in relation to its functions and activities. Much of this information can be found on our website under publications available to download in the Adobe PDF or Word format.
Such information will continue to be available informally without the need to use the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
FOI requires government departments, the Health Service Executive, local authorities and other statutory agencies to publish information on their activities and to make personal information available to its service users.
In addition, the Freedom of Information Act establishes the legal right for a person to
- Access information held by public bodies and government departments
- Have official information relating to himself/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
- Obtain reasons for decisions affecting himself/herself
The Citizens Information Board has more information about the workings of the Freedom of Information Act.
Procedures for accessing information under the Freedom of Information Act, 2014
Our FOI Officer will assist you with any requests for materials that you make under the FOI Acts. If you need help please phone 01 830 7033 and ask for our FOI Officer, or email firstname.lastname@example.org