Irish Information Commissioner calls for independent review of FoI legislation

Information Commissioner Emily O'Reilly has called for a full independent review of Freedom of Information legislation.

Ms O'Reilly said there would be huge advantages in opening up a number of bodies including gardaĆ­, the Refugee Applications Commissioner and the Refugee Appeals Tribunal to its scrutiny.

Speaking at a conference to mark ten years of the Freedom of Information Act, Ms O'Reilly asked whether the Department of Justice is blocking the opening up of policing and immigration matters to the scrutiny of FOI, and if so, why.

O'Reilly calls for review of FOI legislation (RTE News, 15 May 2008)