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Fees: Access to information services charges

This page shows the charges for our public access service as well as for certain requests under the Freedom of Information Act and Access to Information on the Environment Regulations.

Access to information services charges

If you are unsure of certain terms, you may wish to look at our glossary of terms we use.

 

Viewing decided case files: Public Access service

Service Charge

Viewing a file or files that are less than five years' old.

Free

Viewing a file or files that are more than five years old but you do not require urgently within 24 hours of request.

Free

Viewing a file or files that are more than five years old and you require urgently with 24 hours of request.

€25
 
Photocopying

Inspector's Report, Board Direction, Board Order

Cost per page

All or part of the document

Free

Other documents

Cost per page

A4 black copy

€0.20 a page

A4 colour copy

€1.25 a page

A3 black copy

€0.40 a page

A3 colour copy

€1.75 a page

A2 black copy

€2.25 a page

A2 colour copy

€2.75 a page

A1 black copy

€3.00 a page

A1 colour copy

€3.50 a page

A0 black copy

€3.00 a page

A0 colour copy

€3.50 a page

Minimum charge
There is a minimum charge of €1 for photocopying.
Postage and packaging is included in the price.
 

CD Copies

CD copies Cost

CD copy of a CD.

€6.00 a disc

Documents scanned and copied onto a CD

€6.00 a disc plus any copying which may be required

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Freedom of Information (FOI) requests

Requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

Freedom of Information Act 2014 Fee

Under section 12, you want to make an initial request for information.

No fee

You want to appeal the response to your initial request.

€30

You want to appeal to the Information Commissioner after an internal appeal.

€50

You want to appeal to the Information Commissioner after an internal appeal and you qualify for reduced fee because you:

  • have a Medical Card, or
  • are the dependant of a Medical Card holder, or
  • are a third party who is appealing the decision of a public authority to release information.

€15

Under section 12, you want to request your personal information.

No fee

Under section 9, you want to apply to amend a record containing incorrect, incomplete or misleading personal information.

No fee

Under section 10, you want to apply for the reasons for a decision that affects you.

No fee

Under section 27, you want to appeal a decision to charge a fee or deposit or to appeal the amount of a fee or deposit.

No fee

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Access to information on the environment requests (AIE)

Requests under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007.

Requests under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007. Fee

You want to make an initial request under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007.

No fee

You want to appeal the response to your initial request.

No fee

You want to appeal to the Information Commissioner after an internal appeal.

€50

You want to appeal to the Information Commissioner after internal appeal and you qualify for reduced fee because you:

  • have a Medical Card, or
  • are the dependant of a Medical Card holder, or
  • are a third party who is appealing the decision of a public authority to release information.

 

€15

You want copies of information that were made available in response to a request.

Normal public access charges may apply.

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