About this Scheme
Publication Scheme under Freedom of Information Act, 2014
Galway County Council has prepared and published 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 below which will be updated as provided for under the Act. A hard copy will be available for viewing by appointment also. Six Information Sets: Information will be provided under the following six headings:
A. Information About the FOI Body,
B. Functions and Public Services Provided or to be provided,
C. Decision Making procedures,
D. Financial Information,
F. Information Routinely Published and Miscellaneous