Freedom of Information

We advise various branches of the Irish Government to include the Office of the Ombudsman for Children, Local Authorities, third level institutions, Hospitals, public and private partnerships together with private organisations on all aspects of Freedom of Information law and the Access to Environmental Information Regulation.

Meet the team
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Our services include:

  • The end-to-end management of FOI and AIE requests,
  • The rights of individuals to seek access to certain information held by Public Bodies,
  • The rights and obligations of Public Bodies to restrict access to certain information including:-
    • third party ‘personal information’
    • ‘health information’,
    • Confidential and Privileged information,
    • Commercial sensitive information,
  • Public Interest Assessments,
  • Third party consultations,
  • The impact of Privacy and Data Protection law on Public Bodies in relation to their compliance with FOI requests,
  • The management of internal reviews/appeals of decision of Public Bodies,
  • The management of complaints to the Office of the Information Commission and appeals to the High Court.

Key Contacts

Ricky Kelly’s expertise is brilliant, his mind is very sharp and accurate, and yet he still has a very down to earth approach and personal way about him
– The LEGAL 500
showed total dedication and knowledge of the court system, judges and the best legal approach.
– The Legal 500
a brilliant legal mind. He has been compassionate, understanding and patient with us, and has always been available at the other end of the phone with sound, sensible advice.
– The Legal 500