The Freedom of Information Act provides the following statutory rights:
- the right to access records held by public bodies covered by the Act
- the right to have personal information in a record amended where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
- the right to obtain reasons for decisions taken by public bodies affecting the person.
The Act distinguishes between personal and non-personal information. You can access your personal information regardless of when it was created if it is still in existence. You can only access non-personal information/records created on or after 21 April, 2008.
How to Apply
You should make your request in writing to:
Freedom of Information Requests
LMETB Administrative Offices
or by email email@example.com
When making your request, you should state that you are making your request under the Freedom of Information Act. You should also be as specific as possible to enable the information to be identified easily and, if possible, indicate the time-frame which applies to your request e.g. between May 2013 – December 2013. Also, if possible, try to specify the operational areas of the ETB which you feel would be most relevant to your request e.g. Human Resources Department, Corporate Services Department, Property Department, School or Centre.
If you wish you can use the LMETB’s standard Freedom of Information Application Form to make your request.
For more comprehensive information on Freedom of Information including the text of the Freedom of Information Act, please visit the Freedom of Information Central Policy Unit website at www.foi.gov.ie
FOI Publication Scheme
Click here for Louth & Meath Education and Training Board’s FOI Publication Scheme