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FOI Publication Scheme


Publication Scheme under Freedom of Information Act, 2014. 



Donegal 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 14th April, 2016.



Purpose of Scheme:


The Scheme is designed to facilitate the provision of information to the greatest extent possible, except for information exempted under the Act and, in preparing, reviewing or revising a Publication Scheme, an FOI body shall have regard to the public interest in:


(a)          allowing public access to information held by the FOI body;


(b)          the publication of reasons for decisions made by the FOI body; and


(c)           publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation  to its activities and functions generally. 



Scheme Format and Access:


The Scheme is web based with links from it to information under six headings 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:


Information will be provided under the following six headings:


Information about Donegal County Council
Services provided by Donegal County Council
Decision Making Process for major policy proposals
Financial Information
FOI Disclosure log and other information


If the information you require cannot be found here, you may wish to conduct a search on the Council website, or to contact Donegal County Council at 074 9153900. If the information is not currently made publicly available by Doengal County Council, you may consider making a Freedom of Information Request.








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