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Overview of Freedom of Information October 10295.00

Dates and Times:


Thursday 10th October

9.00am – 1.00pm

About the Course


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


Following the successful completion of the course, delegates will have acquired a knowledge and developed skills and techniques which will give them the ability to perform better in this complex and demanding role.

On completion of the course participants will know:

  • 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.

 

Course Tutors


 

Claire Hogan is a barrister with a mixed Civil and Public Law practice.

She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Law and French, and was elected a Trinity Scholar in her Senior Freshman year. She went on to attain a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge, for which she was awarded a Cambridge University European Trust Scholarship. In 2009, Claire qualified as a barrister with the highest overall degree mark and became a John Brooke Scholar of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Claire returned to the Law School in Trinity College Dublin to complete a Ph.D. on the theme of constitutional freedom of religion.

 

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.