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The Freedom of Information Act 2014 establishes three new Statutory rights:

  1. A legal right for each person to access information held by Public Bodies
  2. A legal right for each person to have official information relating to him/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
  3. A legal right to obtain reasons for decisions made by Public Bodies, affecting oneself


Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
The Northern & Western Regional Assembly FOI Publication Scheme;
a) sets out information to assist members of the public in their understanding of the body and its functions
b) publishes the information it holds grouped together under information headings
c) explains the procedures to get acess to information or to establish what information the body holds

How to make an application for information under FOI:
All applications under the FOI Acts should be addressed to:
FOI Officer, Northern & Western Regional Assembly, The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon Ireland
Telephone: + 353 (0) 94 986 2970  | Email:

What to include:
In order for a request for information/records to comply with the requirements of the FOI Acts and to enable the request to be dealt with as efficiently as possible:
Your application should be in writing.
Your application should also indicate that the information is sought under the Freedom of Information Acts
You should indicate if information is required in a particular form, e.g. photocopy, computer disk, etc
You should give as much detail as possible to enable us to identify the record/s. If you have difficulty in identifying the precise records we will be happy to assist you in preparing your request;
You may be required to prove your identity, especially when requesting personal information you may, therefore, be asked to produce your passport, driving licence or other form of identification
You should include a daytime telephone number so that you can be contacted if it is necessary to clarify details of your request
We are obliged to respond to your request within four weeks.

Download the NWRA FOI Publication Scheme 2016

For More Information Please Contact

Gerry Lavelle
Programme Executive

Corporate Affairs Section

Phone 353 (0) 94 9877017

Eiméar Dowd
Staff Officer

Corporate Affairs

Phone 353 (0) 094 9877255