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Howlin Withdraws Amendment on FOI Fees

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, has withdrawn the amendments to the FOI Bill which were introduced at a late stage last week.  As the committee debate on the bill got underway, the Minister announced the withdrawal, citing the risk of “confusion and misinterpretation” of the intention of the amendments. The […]

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“If Passed, Freedom of Information is Dead”

Gavin Sheridan is a pioneer of Irish blogging, journalism and Freedom of Information.  He co-founded TheStory.ie which is … dedicated to sharing documents, combing and combining data and promoting transparency in public life: An experiment in journalism and crowdsourcing hoping to shed light on the government. If you’re spending the Irish taxpayers’ money, you’re on the […]

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