The Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003
Teagasc is covered by the Freedom of Information Act 1997. The Freedom of Information Act 1997 (FOI) asserts the right of members of the public to obtain access to official information to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals. More information about these regulations can be found at this Irish Government web site: http://www.foi.gov.ie/.
"FOI constitutes profound change. It reaches across political, organisational and interpersonal domains. It assaults well established practices and rejects traditional values of secrecy and anonymity"
Speech by Mr Martin Cullen TD, Minister of State, Department of Finance (1999)