Summary of Review Rights: Freedom of Information Act 2014
You are entitled to a review of the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) response to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
The Act gives you the right to seek a review of such decisions and actions where the University decides to:
- Refuse your FOI request or
- Exclude all or part of particular records or
- Give access in a form other than you requested or
- Charge a fee or deposit for access to records
Decision on an FOI Request:
A final decision on your request will normally be sent to you within four weeks of its receipt. Where it is necessary to seek a charge or to consult with third parties, this deadline is extended appropriately. If you have not received a decision within the allotted time, you are automatically entitled to ask the University for an Internal Review of the matter.
Reasons for Decisions:
If you sought reasons for a decision made by Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), you are also entitled to an internal review of the response to that request.
If you are unhappy with the decision or response to your FOI request and wish to seek a review, you can do so by writing to:
Freedom of Information Officer,
Information Governance Office,
Technological University Dublin,
Park House Grangegorman,
191 North Circular Road,
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A charge of €30 is required and a reduction can be made under special circumstances (refer to fees and charges section).
You should state:
- The details of your initial request and
- What decision or action you wish to have reviewed and
- The reasons why you believe the University’s response has been inadequate
You will normally have four weeks to appeal an FOI decision. The Internal
Review is a full and new consideration of the matter carried out by a more senior member of staff within the University.
Where you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the Internal Review you can make a further appeal to the Information Commissioner, who can be contacted as follows:
By email: email@example.com or by post:
Office of the Information Commissioner,
6 Earlsfort Terrace,
A charge of €50 is required and a reduction can be made under special circumstances (refer to fees section).