The Freedom of Information Act, 1997, which was applied to the National Treatment Purchase Fund from 31 May 2006, provides that every person has the following legal rights:
The Act asserts the right of members of the public to obtain access to official information to the greatest extent possible, consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals.
Our Freedom of Information Manual has been prepared and published in accordance with the requirements under Section 15 and 16 of the Act. Its purpose is to facilitate access to official information held by the Agency by outlining:
The structure and functions of the National Treatment Purchase Fund
For further information please view the Freedom of Information Manual (PDF) >>>
Tuesday 14th October saw the signing of the Freedom of Information Act 2014. All new FOI requests will be considered under the new Act from Tuesday 16th October. The manual will be updated shortly in line with this new Act. One change of note relating to fees is outlined below.
The fees to be charged are set out below. Other than in relation to the initial application fee, all of the new fees should be charged from 16th October. The €15 initial application fee was abolished from Tuesday.