Publication Scheme under Freedom of Information Act
Longford 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 14 April 2016.
Purpose of Publications Scheme
The Scheme is designed to facilitate the provision of information to the greatest extent possible, except for information exempted under the Act. In preparing, reviewing or revising a Publication Scheme, Longford County Council shall have regard to the public interest in:
- allowing public access to information held by Longford County Council
- the publication of reasons for decisions made by Longford County Council, and
- publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally.
The Scheme is web-based with links from it to information under six information sets 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: