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Freedom of Information (FOI) Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information - Publication Scheme

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Sections 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act. This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law. The scheme commits FOI bodies to make information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with this scheme.

The purpose of this Publication Scheme is to:

  • Set out information to assist members of the public in their understanding of An Bord Pleanála (also referred to as the organisation) and its functions;
  • Publish the information it holds grouped under the information headings set out below; and
  • Explain the procedures to get access to information or to establish what information An Bord Pleanála holds.

If the information you require cannot be found here, you may wish to conduct a search on the organisation's website, or to contact An Bord Pleanála's Freedom of Information Officer at in order to make a Freedom of Information request.

General Information about An Bord Pleanála

Information on Functions and Services Provided

Information on decision making procedures

Financial Information

Procurement Information

Other information