Fees for FOI and AIE Requests

In respect of non-personal requests, charges may be applied for the time spent finding records and for any reproduction costs incurred by the LDA in providing the material requested (search, retrieval and copying charges).

 

  • Where the cost of search, retrieval and copying is less than €101, no fee is charged.
  • Where the cost of search, retrieval and copying is greater than €500 but less than €700, a maximum charge of €500 applies.
  • Where the cost of search, retrieval  and  copying  is  greater  than  €700,  the  Land Development Agency can refuse to process the requests

Details of actual charges relating to a request will be notified to the requester in writing.

List of Fees

  • There is no charge for submitting a request
  • Search and Retrieval – €20 per hour (for requests that exceed the €100 minimum in terms of search, retrieval and copying), subject to the ceilings mentioned above.
  • €0.04 per sheet for a photocopy.
  • Internal review fee €30 (€10 for medical card holders). There is no fee for Internal Review for AIE Requests.
  • Appeal to the Information Commissioner €50 (€15 for medical card holders).

Notes:

  • There is no charge if the records concerned contain only personal information relating to the Requester, unless there are a significant number of records.
  • If a Requester is claiming a reduced application fee, the request must be accompanied by the Medical Card registration number and a Requester’s consent to the verification of these details with the Health Service Executive.

Internal Review
The Requester may appeal any decision issued by LDA by writing to the FOI Officer seeking an internal review of the matter.  A fee of €30 (€10 for medical card holders) may apply for such an appeal.  There is no fee for Internal Review for AIE Requests. 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.

Appeal to Office of the Information Commissioner
A Requester may appeal the decision that was issued following an internal review within six months by writing to the Office of the Information Commissioner.  If a Requester makes 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.
Tel: +353 1 639 5689
Locall: 1890 22 30 30
Fax: +353 1 639 5674
E-mail: [email protected]

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