Freedom of Information Law, 3rd Edition by Maeve McDonagh

Author: Maeve McDonagh
Publisher: Round Hall
Publication Date: 18/05/2015
ISBN: 9781858006833
Jurisdiction: Ireland

The new edition of Freedom of Information Law provides the user with a clear and comprehensive analysis of the Freedom of Information Act 2014, referring to decisions of the Information Commissioner and of the courts as well as to overseas FOI decisions. It also covers the separate legislative regime for access to environmental information.

Key Features

  • An easy-to-understand reference that provides you with invaluable analysis and interpretation
  • A systematic and thorough explanation of the Freedom of Information Act 2014
  • Up to date and including all important decisions of the Information Commissioner and case law
  • Each exemption provision is the subject of a full chapter
  • The system of review and appeal is thoroughly examined
  • Separate chapter on Access to Environmental Information
  • Explores in details the interplay between FOI and privacy/data protection

New to this Edition

  • New legislation included: Criminal Justice Act 2006; Criminal Justice Act 2007; Criminal Procedure Act 2010; Criminal Justice Act 2011
  • Cases covered include: People (DPP) v Gormley (2014); People (DPP) v Murphy (2013); Inspector of Taxes v A Firm of Solicitors (2013); People (DPP) v Curran (2011); DPP v Bolger (No. 2) (2014); McNulty v Ireland (2013), and DPP v McNeill (2011).

About the Author

Professor Maeve McDonagh is an academic lawyer specialising in information law who has published widely in the field of information law. She has advised on the drafting and implementation of FOI legislation in various countries and she has been engaged as an expert on information law matters by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Professor McDonagh was Deputy Chair of the Press Council of Ireland from 2007 - 2013. In 2013, she was appointed by the Irish government to the FOI Implementation Review Group.