Dáil Éireann - Volume 674 - 12 February, 2009
Written Answers. - Freedom of Information.
Deputy Enda Kenny Deputy Enda Kenny
Deputy Enda Kenny asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of freedom of information requests received by his Department each month in 2007 and 2008 in tabular format; the number acceded to; the number refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5404/09]
Deputy Dermot Ahern Deputy Dermot Ahern
Deputy Dermot Ahern: The total number of Freedom of Information Requests received for the years 2007 and 2008 was 445 and 718 respectively.
The breakdown for 2007 was as follows: Granted — 143, Part Granted — 131, Refused — 87, Withdrawn — 56. The remaining figure relates to outstanding requests.
The breakdown for 2008 was as follows: Granted — 158, Part Granted — 191, Refused 130, Withdrawn — 230 with the remaining figure relating to outstanding requests.
The average monthly overall figure for requests received in 2007 was 37, and in 2008 it was 60.
Dáil Éireann 674 Written Answers. Freedom of Information.