Dáil Éireann - Volume 674 - 12 February, 2009

Written Answers. - Freedom of Information.

Deputy Enda Kenny asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs 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. [5396/09]

  Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív: The number of Freedom of Information requests received by my Department on a monthly basis in 2007 and 2008 are reflected in tabular format below.

In 2007, a total of 12 requests were granted, 5 requests were part granted, 6 requests were refused and 2 requests were handled outside of the Freedom of Information Act. In 2008, a total of 20 requests were granted, 14 requests were part granted, 9 requests were refused, 1 request was withdrawn and 2 requests were handled outside of the Freedom of Information Act.

Month

Freedom of Information requests received in 2007

Freedom of Information requests received in 2008

January

4

9

February

1

2

March

4

5

April

2

3

May

0

5

June

2

3

July

2

2

August

3

0

September

1

8

October

0

4

November

8

7

December

0

5

Total

27

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