Submitting a Request

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 (the “2014 Act”) as passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas was signed into law on Tuesday 14th October, 2014. The Act has effect on and from this date.

Your Rights

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 establishes three key rights:

  • Right of any member of the public to access to records
  • Right of any member of the public to amend records containing personal information
  • Right of interested parties to reasons for decisions

In general, members of the public are entitled to obtain official information from the Institute provided it does not conflict with the public interest and the right of privacy of individuals.

Requests for information must be submitted in writing to the Freedom of Information Office. 

How do I submit an FOI Request?

An FOI Request must be in writing (either by letter or in the case of personal requests, email). It should state that the information is being requested under the FOI Act and be addressed to the Information Officer, address details below. 

  • According to the FOI Act 2014 a requestor should state that the information requested is sought under the Freedom of Information Acts 2014.
  • It should contain sufficient particulars in relation to the information concerned to enable the record to be identified. Please ensure to detail your particulars (i.e. name, address, contact details (e.g. telephone number and/or email address) as this information is required for subsequent correspondence.  
  • Specify the manner or form in which you wish to gain access.

FOI Request application forms are available from the link on this page and also from the Information Officer. If you require assistance or guidance please contact us.

Contact Details

Information Officer,
IADT, Kill Avenue,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co Dublin, A96KH79

Telephone: 01 239 4947

FOI Request Form