The mural in Dublin’s Temple Bar calling for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Charities Regulator has been ordered to explain to a woman why it blocked her Twitter account ahead of the abortion referendum after she sought re(...)

Information Commissioner  Peter Tyndall said almost 34,000 FOI requests were made to public bodies last year – an 11 per cent increase on 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

There is an “unacceptably high” level of failure by public bodies, including government departments, to respond in time to requests for records under (...)

 Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall: Cavan County Council’s refusal was appealed by “The Irish Times” to the commissioner, who has overturned it.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Information Commissioner has annulled a decision by Cavan County Council to refuse to disclose information about an investigation into allegation(...)

Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The removal of fees for accessing information held by government departments and public bodies has driven the number of requests to an all-time high o(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: she had refused to provide details of lobbying last year by Yahoo, Ibec, Microsoft, the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and other organisations. Photograph: Eric Luke

The independent regulator responsible for protecting the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of EU citizens does not have to disclose details of lo(...)

Peter Tyndall: Discovered last year that receipts and invoices held by members of the Oireachtas in relation to a 2013 audit of expenses were private and did not have to be released. Photograph: The Irish Times

Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall has called on the Oireachtas to consider changing legislation which he said prevents the disclosure of politici(...)

Belfast investor Paddy McKillen: He contends communications fully or partly disclosed by the department to date suggest it was being “inappropriately” lobbied by interests linked to the UK billionaire Barclay brothers concerning acquisition of his “fully-performing” loans as part of a hostile takeover. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A judge will rule later on an application by property investor Paddy McKillen aimed at securing full access to 12 documents he believes will show th(...)

Information Commissioner Emily O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Some public bodies are failing to recognise that responding to Freedom of Information requests is a statutory function that should be afforded (...)