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Overview of Freedom of Information 8 May295.00

Date and Time

Half day seminar: Wednesday 8 May

9:00 am-1:00pm


About the Seminar

Key Principles and Toolkit for Employees of Public Bodies

This half-day course will provide employees of public bodies with an understanding of the essential principles underlying Irish freedom of information legislation.

They will also acquire the skills to make judgment calls on requests for access to records and be better equipped to act as decision makers or internal reviewers.


Learning Outcomes: 

The content of the course includes:

  • Overview of the FOI Act 2014 – principles and objectives
  • FOI in practice – statistics and experience to date
  • Key FOI people – the who's who
  • What is a record?
  • Administrative Exemptions
  • Substantive Exemptions
  • Cost, Time-frames and Third Party Negotiation
  • Internal review and appeals
  • Amendment of Personal Information and Right to be given Reasons


 Intended Audience 

This course is suitable for new and established employers/ employees alike, at all levels and in all roles within the Civil Service and Public Sector.



Attendees will qualify for 3 CPD Points

Course Tutor

Claire Hogan is a barrister practising in the area of general civil, commercial and public law. She undertakes litigation and provides legal advice on the topics of Freedom of Information and Data Protection Law. She holds the degree of Law and French fromTrinity College Dublin, where she was elected a Scholar. She also obtained the degree of LL.M. (commercial) from the University of Cambridge, for which she was awarded a Cambridge University European Trust Scholarship. Claire completed a Ph.D. in Trinity College Dublin in the area of Constitutional Law. She currently lectures Civil Procedure in the Honorable Society of King’s Inns on the Barrister-at-Law Degree Programme, and Constitutional Law in the Law Society of Ireland.

Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.


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