Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 20 February, 2008
Written Answers. - Freedom of Information.
Deputy Lucinda Creighton Deputy Lucinda Creighton
Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will provide in tabular form the number of freedom of information requests that have been received by his Department each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6951/08]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan: As the Deputy will be aware, the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 came into force on 21st April 1998. My Department received 306 FOI requests that year.
The figures for the subsequent years are as follows:
My Department has received 53 requests approximately to date this year.
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