Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act establishes three new statutory rights: * A legal right for each person to access information held by public bodies: * A legal right for each person to have official information relating to him/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading. * A legal right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting oneself. This Act asserts the right of members of the public to obtain access to official information to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals.

Your rights under the Freedom of Information Act 2014

Under Freedom of Information Legislation, every person has the following legal rights:

  • the right to access official records held by public bodies prescribed under the Act;
  • the right to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading; and
  • the right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them.

If you would like to exercise one or more of these rights in relation to information that may be held by Kilkenny County Council, please click here for details of How to Make a Freedom of Information Request.

A comprehensive range of information about Kilkenny County Council is published under the FOI Publication Scheme, and there is a Disclosure Log detailing FOI Requests processed by Kilkenny County Council since January 2015.


FOI Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information Requests

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