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Thursday 04 April 2019

RDJ represents UCC in successful High Court case over disclosure of €100m EIB loan details deal to RTÉ

RDJ advised University College Cork (UCC) on a recent High Court case against the Information Commissioner in which Mr Justice Garrett Simons overturned a decision of the Information Commissioner requiring UCC to disclose to RTÉ certain information about a €100 million loan agreement between the college and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

UCC had objected to disclosing the information on grounds that the disclosure could prejudice the competitive position of the university and brought an application to the High Court, under section 24 of the Freedom of Information Act, following the commissioner’s direction to UCC to release the documents to RTE.

The High Court found that the commissioner’s conclusion that UCC would not be harmed by disclosure of the full EIB loan agreement was “unsustainable”.

For further information regarding the case please contact Richard Martin or Deirdre Malone.

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