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Guide to FOI Acts

The text of the FOI Acts and guides to the Act are available at: http://www.foi.gov.ie

Publication Scheme

Introduction: DIAS has prepared this Publication Scheme in conformity with the Model Publication Scheme made by the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014.   The Scheme comes into effect… Read More

Statement of Policy with regard to Confidentiality and Freedom of Information

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies undertakes to treat as confidential any information provided to it in confidence by individuals or others, subject to its’ obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Act. If, for any reason, it… Read More

Internal Review on Request

You may seek an internal review of the initial decision, which will be carried out by the Registrar of DIAS if: you are dissatisfied with the initial response received, i.e. refusal of information, form of access, fees, etc…. Read More


Fees are payable for search and retrieval and photocopying in certain cases. Also, a fee applies for Internal Review and for Appeals to the Information Commissioner. (Details specified in Statutory Instrument No. 484/2014) Search and retrieval costs are… Read More

Review by the Information Commissioner – request

Following completion of an internal review, you may seek independent review of the decision from the Information Commissioner. Also, if you have not received a reply to your application for internal review within three weeks, this is deemed… Read More

Rights of Review and Appeal

The Act sets out a series of exemptions to protect sensitive information where its disclosure may be damaging or inappropriate. Where Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies invokes these provisions to withhold information, the decision may be appealed. Decisions… Read More

Decision on request

Requests under FOI will be acknowledged within ten working days and a decision will follow within 20 working days (or eight weeks in certain cases). DIAS’ FOI Officer is also the FOI Decision Maker for DIAS as a… Read More

Making an FOI Request

All applications under the FOI Act should be addressed to: Registrar’s Office, The Freedom of Information Officer, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4. Telephone: +353-1- 6140188 Facsimile: +353-1-6140160 E-mail: foi@dias.ie   Send your request… Read More