Freedom of information


From January 2005, information access rights under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) external link and the Environmental Information Regulations external link (EIRs) came into force.

The legislation gives any person, of any nationality, anywhere in the world the right to request official information from the Department for Employment and Learning and other public authorities.

In general the FOIA gives you the right to access policy and administrative information we hold and the EIRs provide the right of access to environmental information.