Taggged: FOI

FOI: Not as Free as Previously

According to figures given out by Michael McDowell last week in a Parliamentary Question regarding FOI requests, 41% more people were being charged a €15 application fee by the Department of Justice in 2006 than in 2004.

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Blogs banned in Leinster House (and Blackhall Place)

Dick O'Brien tells us today that staff at Leinster House have been asked to sign a web usage policy banning them from looking at all 'weblogs'. (I can add to this that the Law School in Blackhall Place, while I was there, decided to take more direct action by blocking access to any address with 'blog' in the URL.

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