Application for Information under FOI

Application for Information under FOI:

  • All applications must be in writing and should indicate that the information is sought under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Requests should be as specific as possible to enable the relevant information to be efficiently identified and retrieved.
  • If information is desired in a particular format i.e. photocopy, computer disk, etc. the requester should also indicate this in their application.
  • The requester may be required to prove his/her identity, particularly when requesting personal information using an acceptable form of identification, i.e. passport, driving licence, birth certificate, etc.

The Freedom of Information Officer of the Institute will be happy to assist the requester in the formulation of their request at all times. If you would like to exercise one or more of the FOI rights in relation to information that may be held by AIT. You should send a request either, in writing or by email, to:

Ms. Mary Duffy,

Freedom of Information Officer,

Athlone institute of Technology,

Dublin Road,Athlone.

Tel: +353 (90) 6468117; E-mail: mduffy@ait.ie;

An Internal Review:

If you are not satisfied with the decision on an FOI request, you may ask for an “internal review” of the decision. A more senior officer will review your application. You will be told the result of this review within 3 weeks. You may appeal any decision issued by AIT by writing to the Freedom of Information Officer, Ms. Mary Duffy, Athlone institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Athlone, Tel: +353 (90) 6468117, E-mail: mduffy@ait.ie. A fee of €30 (€10 for medical card holders) may apply for such an appeal. There is no fee for internal review applications concerning only personal information relating to oneself or in relation to a decision to impose a fee or deposit.

You should make your appeal within 4 weeks from the date of the initial response (although late appeals may be permitted in certain circumstances).

Appeal to the Information Commissioner:

You may appeal the decision within six months by writing to the Office of the Information Commissioner. If you make an appeal the Information Commissioner will fully investigate and consider the matter and issue a fresh decision.

All appeals should be addressed to:

The Information Commissioner,

18 Lower Leeson Street,

Dublin 2.

D02 HE97

Tel: +353 (1) 639 5689; Locall: 1890 22 30 30; Fax: +353 (1) 639 5674; E-mail: info@oic.ie

A fee of €50 (€15 for medical card holders) may apply for such an application. Again, there is no fee for appeals to the Office of the Information Commissioner concerning only personal information relating to oneself or in relation to a decision to impose a fee or deposit.