Publication Scheme under Freedom of Information Act, 2014

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Galway City Council has prepared and will publish a Publication Scheme concerning the information of the Council in conformity with a Model and Guidelines made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014.

The Scheme comes into effect on the 14th April, 2016.

Purpose of Scheme:

The Scheme is designed to facilitate the provision of information to the greatest extent possible, except for information exempted under the Act and, in preparing, reviewing or revising a Publication Scheme, an FOI body shall have regard to the public interest in:

(a) allowing public access to information held by the FOI body;

(b) the publication of reasons for decisions made by the FOI body; and

(c) publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally.

Scheme Format and Access:

The Scheme is web based with links from it to information under six headings as set out in the menu items on the left of this page which will be updated as provided for under the Act. A hard copy will be available for viewing by appointment also.

A. Information About the FOI Body

B. Functions and Public Services Provided or to be provided

C. Decision Making procedures

D. Financial Information

E. Procurement

F. FOI Disclosure Log and Other Information to be published Routinely