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FOI Disclosure Log and Other Information to be published Routinely

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Council Meeting Minutes

For further information on the minutes and agendas for council meetings view:
http://www.galwaycity.ie/council-meetings/

 

Council Planning Lists

For further information on the weekly Planning Lists view:
http://www.galwaycity.ie/planning-lists/

 

Quarterly Disclosure Log of Requests

Background to Disclosure Logs:

Guidelines issued to Freedom of Information (FOI) bodies, including Galway City Council, provide that a Disclosure Log be made available on a quarterly basis of requests made to it under the Freedom of Information Act, 2014.

Galway City Council is now providing its Disclosure Log from 1st January 2016.

It gives details of all Non - Personal FOI requests received, including:

The date of receipt of the Request,

Details of Request,

Category of Requester; journalist, client, other,

Decision type: Full grant, Partial grant or Refusal,

Date decision was made.

Ref No

Date of Request

Description of Requester

Category of Requester

Decision Type

Date Decision made

01-16

12.01.2016

Number of parking tickets issued by GCC for the specific offense

Journalist

Granted

22.01.2016

02-16

15.01.2016

List of legal proceedings lodged against GCC since 01.01.2015 by W Higgins, Prospect Athenry Co Galway

Journalist

Withdrawn

27.01.2016

03-16

18.01.2016

List - All Non-Domestic Rate accounts in credit in GCC

Commercial

Refused

17.02.2016

04-16

20.01.2016

A list of unoccupied commercial properties who had their rates struck out over the past three years.

Auctioneer

Refused

17.02.2016

05-16

15.01.2016

Records in respect of tenders for Operation of Amusement Park at Leisureland , Salthill, Galway.

Commercial

Part Granted

12.02.2016

07-16

21.01.2016 01.02.2016

Any, all correspondence between representatives of any companies in Parkmore East & West Business & Technology Parks & officials of GCC including DoS, Engineers, & the Chief Executive for the period 01.01.2015 - 15.01.2016 . Any/ all internal correspondence in GCC in relation to representations made by the above.

Journalist

Part Granted

29.02.2016

08-16

21.01.2016

A log of all FOI requests made to GCC for 2015, to include applicant details, the nature of the request, & whether the request for approved or rejected.

Journalist

Granted

03.02.2016 05.02.2016

09-16

21.01.2016

The number of bariatric rescues - in which obese people have to be rescued from their home or other buildings - carreid out by fire services since Jan 2013 to date

Journalist

Dealt with outside of FOI

23.01.2016

10-16

08.02.2016

Information relating to 1. Oxigen Environmental Ltd, 2. Oxigen Environmental 3. Wheelbin Services Ltd. Ascertain if GCC is a debtor of any of these 3 entities

Solicitor

Refused

03.03.2016

11-16

09.02.2016

Total maintenance costs of Galway City Pay & Display Parking Machines for the period of 2010-2015. Total amount received through Galway City Pay & Display Parking Machines for the period of 2010-2015.

Other

Granted

07.03.2016

12-16

14.01.2016

Information in relation to HR and payroll services within GCC

Commercial

Dealt with outside of FOI

21.01.2016

13-16

09.02.2016

Copies of all correspondence betn GCC & Colaiste Iognaid Post Primary School, Sea Road or representatives therof concerning planning permissions, unauthorised development or planning enforcement pertaining to the school's lands between 01.01.2014 - 01.12.2015

Journalist

Dealt with outside of FOI

17.02.2016

15-16

12.02.2016

All monies spent on refreshments at offical meetings, meals for staff on training courses and special events in 2015 for GCC

Journalist

Part Granted

22.02.2016

16-16

16.02.2016

Information relating to the Picture Palace Cinema and ongoing project work

Student

Withdrawn

02.03.2016

17-16

16.02.2016

Information regarding dog licences, fines, prosecutions, number of existing licences, etc for the years, 2013,2014,2015

Journalist

Granted

14.03.2016

18-16

16.02.2016

All internal & external correspondence & any reports, research, notes, correspondence, legal advice on the continuing use, maintenance

Journalist

Granted

05.04.2016

19-16

11.02.2016

Current suppliers of all telecare equipment, to include contracts, expiry dates, contract values etc

Commercial

Dealt with outside of FOI

07.03.2016

21-16

21.02.2016

All documents, records pertaining to the acquisition by GCC of the lands in Keeraun townland, situated on the Ballymoneen Road from Sawgrass Properties Ltd.

Solicitor

Part Granted

22.03.2016

22-16

21.01.2016

Most recent declarations by senior staff to GCC which is kept as part of the Register of Interests. This should not include declarations made by elected members

Journalist

Dealt with outside of FOI

22.02.2016

23-16

29.02.2016

All info held by GCC which relate to actions taken if any, pursuant to the Planning & Development Acts 2000-2012 against owners and / or occupiers of the buildings on which signs are placed on the attached photographs or against the owners of signage placed in other locations throughout the jurisdiction of GCC. Also looking for the details of the number of prosecutions made by GCC for the use of unauthorised signage and the name of the party prosecuted.

Commercial

24-16

02.03.2016

"All & any non personal records that relate to the assessment of individuals presenting as homeless to the Council, and the related application of Sec 2 Housing Act 1988 and the applicable sections of the scheme of allocation". And any policy, guidelines, circulars, etc applied to the assessment of such individuals, families and the number of applications for homeless priority made to the Council in 2015 & 2016 and the number of applications that were refused.

Solicitor

Part Granted

29.03.2016

25-16

02.03.2016

A detailed breakdown of the expenditure for each foreign trip undertaken by a council delegation in 2014 & 2015 to include: names of who went on each trip, reason for the trip, the cost of each trip and a breakdown of costs for each trip to include accomodation, travel, subsistence as well as copies of any receipts

Journalist

Part Granted

11.04.2016

26-16

03.03.2016

Information, details and figures from applications received by the Housing Dept in GCC, relating to Social Housing, Homeless services and aslo information regarding funding, and social housing construction projects, vacant social housing units etc

Political Research

Granted

30.03.2016

27-16

01.03.2016 03.03.2016

Info: the price it has cost so far for the Galway bid and a breakdown of the overall cost

Other

Refused

06.04.2016

28-16

14.03.2016

The number of applicants currently on social housing waiting lists in your jurisdiction. The number of these applicants who are non-Irish nationals. The country of origin of non-Irish applicants.

Other

Part Granted

08.04.2016

29-16

16.03.2016

The no. of road accident claims that have involved or resulted in personal injury claims the council has been notified of for the last four years & the estimated valude of these claims for each year. The no. of claims settled by the council or on behalf of the council by insurance co.s for last four years & the amount paid out each year.

Student

Withdrawn

08.04.2016

30-16

21.03.2016

The age ranges of Council Staff - CE , Directors, Heads of Services, Other senior managers, All other Officers. Size of organisation, total no of FTE employees including Industrial Non Office Grades - no identification required to protect privacy.

Student

Granted

08.04.2016