Updated to 7 May 2024 (Act No. 12 of 2024 and S.I. No. 200 of 2024)

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Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1 - 7 subject to s. 1(3)(b) 14 October 2014 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 1- 7 in relation to specified bodies 14 October 2015 Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Commencement Date for Certain Bodies) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 103 of 2015), art. 2, sch
S. 8 14 October 2015  Commenced as per s. 1(4)
Ss. 9 - 55 subject to s. 1(3)(b) 14 October 2014 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 9 - 55 in relation to specified bodies 14 October 2015 Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Commencement Date for Certain Bodies) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 103 of 2015), art. 2, sch

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Application of Act restricted Judicial Appointments Commission Act 2023 (33/2023), ss. 1(3), 34
  Patient Safety (Notifiable Incidents and Open Disclosure) Act 2023 (10/2023), ss. 1(2), 34, 60
  20/2022, s. 62 as inserted by 4/2023, s. 133
  European Union (Electronic Communications Code) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 444 of 2022), regs. 1(2), 98(14)
  Judicial Council Act 2019 (33/2019), s. 94
Certain functions transferred to Mayor of Limerick 7/2024, ss. 1(3), 10, & sch. 1 part 2
S. 2 references to "the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman" to be construed as "the Office of the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman" Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017 (22/2017), s. 29
S. 2(1) application restricted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 135(2)
  Land Development Agency Act 2021 (26/2021), ss. 1(2), 79(2)
S. 2(1) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 292(a)
  Home Building Finance Ireland Act 2018 (28/2018), ss. 1(2), 20(a)
S. 2(1) date specified Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Effective Date for Certain Bodies) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 148 of 2015), arts. 2, 3
S. 6(1) application restricted Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Exempted Public Bodies) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 144 of 2015), arts. 3(1)-(2), schedule
S. 6(12) application restricted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 135(1)
  Land Development Agency Act 2021 (26/2021), ss. 1(2), 79(1)
S. 9(1) application extended Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 53 of 2017), reg. 4
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 558 of 2016), regs. 4, 6, 7, 8
S. 10(1) application extended Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 53 of 2017), reg. 5
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 558 of 2016), regs. 5, 6, 7, 8
S. 12(7)(a) references construed European Union (Open Data and Re-use of Public Sector Information) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 376 of 2021), reg. 23
S. 15(3) substituted Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 1(3), 226(a)
S. 15(5) inserted Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 1(3), 226(b)
S. 22(1)(d) amount prescribed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014), reg. 5
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014), regs. 1(2), 6(1)
S. 27(3)(a) amount prescribed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014) reg. 3(1)(a)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014), regs. 1(2), 3(1)
S. 27(3)(b) amount prescribed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014) reg. 3(1)(b)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014), regs. 1(2), 5(1)
S. 27(3)(c) amount prescribed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014) reg. 3(2)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014), regs. 1(2), 3(2)
S. 27(3)(d) amount prescribed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014) reg. 3(3)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014), regs. 1(2), 3(3)
S. 27(12)(b) amount prescribed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014) reg. 3(4)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014), regs. 1(2), 3(4)
S. 27(13)(a)(i) fee prescribed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014) reg. 4(1), (3), 6
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014), regs. 1(2), 4(1), (3)(a), 7
S. 27(13)(a)(ii) fee prescribed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014) reg. 4(2), (4), 6
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014), regs. 1(2), 4(2), (3)(b), 7
S. 32(4) amended Prisons Act 2015 (No. 57 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 22
S. 34(6)(b) ministers prescribed Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Section 34(6)(b)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 452 of 2016), reg. 2
S. 37(1) application restricted Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Section 37(8)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 218 of 2016), reg. 4
S. 42(c)(iii) amended Independent Reporting Commission Act 2017 (25/2017), ss. 9(a), 12(2)
S. 42(c)(iv) amended Independent Reporting Commission Act 2017 (25/2017), ss. 9(b), 12(2)
S. 42(c)(v) inserted Independent Reporting Commission Act 2017 (25/2017), ss. 9(c), 12(2)
S. 42(d) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 292(b)(i)
S. 42(da), (db) inserted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 292(b)(ii)
S. 42(ea) inserted CervicalCheck Tribunal Act 2019 (31/2019), ss. 1(2), 40
S. 42(eb) inserted Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Act 2022 (46/2022), ss. 1(5), 104
S. 42(ja) inserted Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 20(a)
S. 45(10) substituted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 292(c)
S. 45(10) repealed Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 5, schedule 1
S. 45(11) repealed Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 5, schedule 1
Sch. 1 functions vested in Ervia transferred and references construed 11/2024, ss. 1(2), 11
Sch. 1 references construed Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 57(2), (3)
Sch. 1 part 1 references construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 9, 14(2), (4)
Sch. 1 part 1 para. (e) substituted Credit Union Restructuring Board (Dissolution) Act 2020 (22/2020), ss. 1(3), 22
Sch. 1 part 1 para. (k) amended National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 19(1), 19(2)
Sch. 1 part 1 paras. (ab), (ae) deleted Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017 (22/2017), ss. 1(2), 76(a)
Sch. 1 part 1 para. (ai) amended Home Building Finance Ireland Act 2018 (28/2018), ss. 1(2), 20(b)(i)
Sch. 1 part 1 para. (ai) amended Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017 (22/2017), ss. 1(2), 76(b)
Sch. 1 part 1 para. (aj) inserted Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017 (22/2017), ss. 1(2), 76(c)
Sch. 1 part 1 para. (ak), (al), (am), inserted Home Building Finance Ireland Act 2018 (28/2018), ss. 1(2), 20(b)(ii)
Sch. 1 part. 1 para. (am) amended Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 20(b)(i)
Sch. 1 part 1 para. (am)(iv) amended Personal Injuries Resolution Board Act 2022 (42/2022), ss. 24(a), 25(2)
Sch. 1 part 1 para. (an) inserted Personal Injuries Resolution Board Act 2022 (42/2022), ss. 24(b), 25(2)
  Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (27/2022), ss. 1(2), 20(b)(ii)
Sch. 1, part 1, para. (an) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 292(d)(v)
Sch. 1, part 1, para. (ao), (ap) inserted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 292(d)(vi)
Sch. 1, part 1, para. (m) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 292(d)(i)
Sch. 1, part 1, para. (n) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 292(d)(ii)
Sch. 1, part 1, para. (o) substituted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 292(d)(iii)
Sch. 1, part 1, para. (y) substituted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 292(d)(iv)
Sch. 1, part 2 amended Gas (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2024 (11/2024), ss. 1(2), 21
Sch. 2 para. 2(c) substituted Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (7/2004), schedule 2, pt. 3 as inserted by 39/2018, s. 7, schedule
Sch. 3 part 1 amended Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Amendment of Schedule 3) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 330 of 2016), reg. 2
Sch. 3 part 1 col. (2) amended Minerals Development Act 2017 (23/2017), ss. 1(2), 251(a)
Sch. 3 part 1 col. (3) amended Minerals Development Act 2017 (23/2017), ss. 1(2), 251(b)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 53 of 2017)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 558 of 2016)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Section 34(6)(b)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 452 of 2016)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Amendment of Schedule 3) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 330 of 2016)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Section 37(8)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 218 of 2016)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014)
S. 6(5) Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Effective Date for Certain Bodies) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 148 of 2015)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Exempted Public Bodies) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 144 of 2015)
S. 9(6) Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 53 of 2017)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 558 of 2016)
S. 10(6) Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 53 of 2017)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 558 of 2016)
S. 27 Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014)
S. 37(8) Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 53 of 2017)
  Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 558 of 2016)
S. 54 and sch. 5 Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Section 47(3)) Regulations1998 (S.I. No. 139 of 1998)
  Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Section 25(6)) Regulations1998 (S.I. No. 520 of 1998)
  Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Section 6(4)(b)) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 46 of 1999)
  Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Prescribed Bodies) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 329 of 1999)
  Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Prescribed Bodies) (No. 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 115 of 2000)
  Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Prescribed Bodies) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 127 of 2001)
  Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Classes of Health Professionals) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 368 of 2001)
  Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Fees) Regulations2003 (S.I. No. 264 of 2003)
  Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Section 17(6)) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 385 of 2009)
  Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Section 18(5A)) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 386 of 2009)
  Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Section 28(6)) Regulations2009 (S.I. No. 387 of 2009)