Appeals and Reviews
If a decision is taken to refuse access to a record, the decision may be reviewed an appealed.
You may seek internal review of the initial decision which will be carried out by an official at a higher level if:
- You are dissatisfied with the initial response received i.e. refusal of information, form of access, charges etc, or
- You have not received a reply within four weeks of your initial application. This is deemed a refusal of your request and allows you to proceed to internal review.
Requests for an internal review should be submitted in writing to:
Chief Executive Officer
A request for internal review must be submitted within four weeks of an initial decision. The internal review must be completed within three weeks. Internal review must normally be completed before an appeal may be made to the Information Commissioner.
Appeal to the Information Commissioner
If you are not satisfied with the decision reached following an internal review, you may seek an independent review of the decision from the Information Commissioner. Also, if you have not received a reply to your application for internal review within three weeks, this is deemed to be a refusal and you may appeal the matter to the Commissioner.
Appeals in writing may be made to the Information Commissioner at the following address:
Office of the Information Commissioner
18 Lower Leeson Street
Telephone +353 1 6785222
Fax + 353 1 6610570