You may apply for access to information on the environment, making your application to: Information Officer, Standards in Public Office Commission, 18 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.
If you are requesting information under the Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations, you must:
You will usually be given a decision within a month of receiving your request.
If your request – or part of it – for environmental information was refused, or, you believe it was not dealt with properly under AIE Regulations, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the decision. You must make your request within a month of getting the decision.
The review, which is free of charge, will be carried out someone more senior to the person who made the original decision.
Within a month of receiving your request, we will send you the outcome of the review, telling you the reason for the decision and advising you of your right of appeal to the Commissioner for Environmental Information. We will give you details about the time limits and fees associated with an appeal.
There is no initial fee when requesting information from our office, under AIE regulations. A public authority may, however, charge a fee for supplying environmental information in accordance with the regulations.
The fees involve:
We will give you details of charges, if there are any, in our final decision letter.
A publication scheme under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 – which will include a guide to our functions and the records we hold – is available on our website.
If you have any queries, contact the information officer at +353 (0)1 6395666 or email email@example.com
This website is an information point arising from the AIE Directive. If you require environmental information not available on the website, send an AIE request or contact the information officer, as outlined above.
Further general information on the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007–2011, including background information on the legislation, useful publications and links to other relevant bodies, is available in the AIE section of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government website. See: http://www.environ.ie/en/Environment/AccesstoInformationontheEnvironment/