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Garda Vetting/Data Protection

Does the Freedom of Information Act apply to An Garda Siochana?

From 14 October 2015, An Garda Síochána will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 in respect of records relating to the following administrative areas only;

• Human Resources

• Finance

• Procurement

An Garda Síochána has been granted a number of exemptions under the FOI Act 2014 to ensure that it can perform its core functions and to ensure that state security is not compromised.

An Garda Síochána is currently actively preparing for the forthcoming implementation of FOI and further communications will issue over the coming months informing you of progress and responsibilities.

A.J. Nolan
Assistant Commissioner