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Corporate Information

Freedom of Information (FOI)

The FOI Act 2014 asserts the right of members of the public to obtain access to official information to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals.

Data Protection

The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 are designed to protect people’s privacy. They confer rights on individuals in relation to the privacy of their personal data as well as responsibilities on those persons holding and processing such data.


Information about our Department and our offices’ procurement of supplies and services including details of Department payments made for goods and services valued at €20,000 or more.

Access to Information on the Environment (AIE)

AIE regulations give legal rights to those seeking to access information on the environment from public authorities.

Re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI)

PSI regulations create a statutory framework for the re-use by businesses and citizens of existing information held by public sector bodies.

Irish Language Policy

Our Department’s Irish Language Scheme was prepared in accordance with the Guidelines under Section 11 of the Official Languages Act 2003.

Designated Public Officials - Lobbying Act 2015

The Department's designated public officials in accordance with the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

Annual Budget

Exchequer funding for the Department, its offices and its agencies is provided by the Houses of the Oireachtas through the annual budget process managed by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Governance Framework

Our Department’s Governance Framework was developed in line with the Corporate Governance Standard for the Civil Service as part of the Civil Service Renewal Plan 2014.

Quality Assurance Reports

Quality Assurance Reports under the Public Spending Code.

Protected Disclosures

The Department's Protected Disclosures Policy and related reports.           

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