Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Act 2014

Donegal Education and Training Board are now included under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 as and from Tuesday 14th April, 2015

Entitlements under the FOI Acts

  • Receipt of your request must be acknowledged within 10 working days;
  • A response will, in normal circumstances, be issued within 20 working days of receipt of a valid request;

  • All decisions must be clearly explained, setting out the sections of the Act used in reaching these decisions;

  • Details of your entitlements to Internal Review and appeal will be included in the decision letter.

The Freedom of Information Act was introduced to:

  • Increase openness;

  • Improve accountability;

  • Increase public appreciation of issues involved in policy decisions;

  • Give stronger public ownership and acceptance of decisions made;

  • Permit people access to their records and allow them to amend records if incorrect.

Making a Request under the Freedom of Information Act

How do I make an FOI request?

  • A request must be made in writing or via email;

  • The request must state that it is being made under the Freedom of Information Act, 2014;

  • The request must be signed and dated;

  • The request must state clearly the exact records/information being requested and supply as much detail (i.e. school/centre/office location, dates in attendance etc.) as possible;

Details of FOI Process and Rights to Appeal:

  • An acknowledgement will be sent within 10 working days, of receipt of a valid request;

  • Donegal ETB  will issue a decision to the requester within 20 working days upon receipt of a valid request;

  • Notification will be sent, if an extension is necessary to facilitate the completion of the request;

  • If an individual is dissatisfied with the decision made they may send an appeal in writing to the Internal Reviewer, named in the Decision Letter within four weeks of the original decision. This review is independent of the initial Decision Maker’s decision;

  • A complete decision on the appeal will be sent to the requester within 15 working days of receipt of appeal;

  • If dissatisfied with the Internal Reviewer’s decision the requester may appeal directly to the Information Commissioner  www.oic.gov.ie within six months from date of the internal reviewer’s decision, where an independent review of the matter will be carried out.

FOI Disclosures Log

Details of all FOI requests for non-personal information received since April 2015 and decisions made regarding these requests are also available on our  FOI Disclosure Logs listed below,

FOI Disclosures Log 2017

FOI Disclosures Log 2018

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information Officer
Donegal ETB Administration Offices
Ard O’Donnell
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal

Tel: 074 916 1560
Email: foi@donegaletb.ie

> FOI Central Policy Unit for relevant information.
> Freedom of Information Act 2014