Gavin Sheridan

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“When upfront fees were first introduced in 2003, the number of requests fell by almost one-third, demonstrating that upfront fees are a strong deterrent to those wishing to make requests.”

The United States Freedom of Information Act, made law in 1966, states: “our constitutional democracy, our system of self-government, and our commitme(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin

Minister for Public Reform Brendan Howlin has strongly defended amendments to freedom of information legislation which will lead to increased fees for(...)

Eamon Gilmore: “I think it’s reasonable that a reasonable charge is paid” for FoI requests

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has defended an amendment to the proposed Freedom of Information Bill which the National Union of Journalists has said will ma(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey, right, with artist Pat Liddy  and US ambassador Margaret Heckler in 1988. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

As evidenced by the diplomatic cables from Ireland to the US state department in 1989, obtained by Gavin Sheridan under the US Freedom of Information (...)

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