FOI Disclosure Log 2018

​ ​2018 List of non-personal Freedom of Information Requests
FOI No.RequesterDate and Details of Request ReceivedDecisionDate Released
FOI20181Journalist

03 January 2018

All records relating to the TV license forum (minutes of meetings, agendas, correspondence etc. excluding administrative records dated March 1st 2017 to January 1st 2018.

Part-granted

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31 January 2018
FOI20182Journalist

03 January 2018

• A request for all correspondence between Cillian De Paor, RTÉ group secretary, and the Department for Communications, Climate Action and environment.
• A request for all correspondence between Rory Coveney, strategic advisor to the director general and head of strategic partnerships RTÉ, and the department for Communications, Climate Action and environment.
• A request for all correspondence between Dee Forbes, director general of RTÉ, and the department for Communications, Climate Action and environment.

04/01/2018 -  Clarification received limiting the request to all correspondence pertaining to corporate governance of RTÉ including, but not limited to, staffing matters, contract matters and policy issues from January 1st 2017 to the present day.

FOI20183Journalist

05 January 2018

Costs incurred by the department relating to all Christmas parties/events held in Nov 2017/Dec 2017

Copies of all invoices/itemised bills relating to same

All correspondence to staff/outside parties in relation to same

These records should include the time, venue and number of people in attendance in relation to all events

Refused

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1 February 2018
FOI20184Member of the Public

05 January 2018

1) I wish to request all correspondence, internal and external between the department regarding the lobby request of Toyota Ireland regarding the extension of VRT grant on Hybrid vehicles and to reclaim of VAT on petrol hybrid vehicles similar to diesel.

2) All minutes and records from the meeting between Minister Naughten TD, and Toyota, as per the link attached https://www.lobbying.ie/return/21165/toyota-ireland.

Part - granted

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14 February 2018
FOI20185Journalist

08 January 2018

Details of options considered to boost the take up of electric cars in Ireland?

This should include observations from other ministers or departments on the matter. Furthermore, it should include options considered for budgets. Moreover, it should include all correspondence between Minister Naughten's office or the minister and his officials, including emails, memos and any relevant unpublished reports.

FOI20186Journalist

08 January 2018

All records, including correspondence internal and external, briefing notes, minutes, etc. relating to this record in the lobbying database: 

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/20198/construction-industry-federation-cif

Withdrawn08 January 2018
FOI20187Member of the Public

08 January 2018

Number of new Households/Business that have applied for a new eircode, since its launch.

The length of time to issue a new Eircode.

Number currently waiting for an eircode to be issued.

Number of Businesses that bought a TV licence in 2016 and 2017.

Communications between TG4 and the Department in relation to the establishment of TG4HD on Saorview since 2015.

Part-granted

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Part B

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05 February 2018
FOI20188Journalist

10 January 2018

 A list of names of persons that either Minister or any official of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment appointed to the board of state agencies under the remit of the Department in the years 2016, 2017 and to-date in 2018 in tabular form.  Please include name of person, the state agency that were appointed; their date of appointment; and their length of time their term on the board is for.

Refused10 January 2018
FOI20189Member of the Public

10 January 2018

Please provide all records held by the Department relating to the Glen Stone Co. Ltd dating back to December 2016.

Withdrawn26 February 2018
FOI201810Member of the Public

 19 January 2018

All correspondence between the organisations listed below and the Department in relation to customer data held by Internet Service Providers.

All correspondence between the organisations listed below and the Department in relation to file sharing and streaming.

· Sky

· Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA)

· EMI RECORDS (IRELAND) LIMITED, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT IRELAND LIMITED, UNIVERSAL MUSIC IRELAND LIMITED, WARNER MUSIC IRELAND LIMITED AND WEA INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED

· Motion Picture Association (representing Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Studios and Warner Bros)

Refused

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15 February 2018
FOI201811 Journalist

12 January 2018

 All correspondence to and from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Galway City Council, (including its chief executive and directors of services) between Wednesday, December 27, 2017 and Wednesday, January 10, 2018 inclusive in relation to weather.

Transferred16 January 2018
FOI201812Oireachtas / Public Representative

16 January 2018

Any electronic and written correspondence (from May 2016 until January 16th 2018) between the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (at Principal Officer level and above) and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, and between the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (at Principal Officer level and above) and local authorities with regard to the imposition of development charges for telecommunications networks.

Please also include within the scope of this request any internal Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment correspondence, as well as minutes from any meetings held on the matter within the above time frame.

Part-granted

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13 February 2018
FOI201813Oireachtas / Public Representative

16 January 2018

Any documents/correspondence between Minister Naughten TD,  and EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel which references the E.U. high level expert group on "Fake News" (E03567) and /or any documents/correspondence that are relevant to the high level expert group on "Fake News".

Part-granted

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17 January 2018
FOI201814Journalist

17 January 2018

· the number of reports reviewing such legislation laid by the minister before an Oireachtas Committee since 2011 as required under Dáil standing orders 141A (now 164A).

· drafts of all such reports which may have been commenced or prepared but not laid in the Dáil library.

· all internal memos, notes or guidelines held by your department relating to compliance with Standing Order 164A (and its predecessor 141A in the 31st/32nd Dáil.

Granted

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14 February 2018
FOI201815Journalist

18 January 2018

Correspondence relating to the promotion of electric vehicles, between January 1st 2017 and the current date. In particular the correspondence leading to the statement by Minister Naughten TD, that he was "working with the Minister for Transport to ensure that all new passenger cars sold in Ireland form 2030 onwards will be zero emissions vehicles." This statement was made in a press release issued on January 1st 2018.

Granted

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15 February 2018
FOI201816Journalist

19 January 2018

Re. RTE's Five year Strategy document, 2018 - 2022, as submitted to the Department.
TG4's Five year Strategy document.
1. All correspondence between the Department and RTE/TG4 in relation to same (from July 2017- Jan 2018).
2. All correspondence between the Department and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in relation to same (from July 2017 - Jan 2018).

Part-granted

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14 February 2018
FOI201817Journalist

22 January 2018

I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, access to copies of any memos relating to the phone conversations between Irish Water and Maria Graham as outlined in the following lobbying return. Please also include any correspondence between Irish Water and Maria Graham since the start of 2017.

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/25002/irish-water

Transferred23 January 2018
FOI201818Journalist

22 January 2018

All submissions made to the department on the public consultation on the NIS Directive Security Measures and Incident Reporting for Operators of Essential Services, which closed on December 20th 2017.

https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/communications/consultations/Pages/Public-Consultation-on-the-NIS-Directive-Security-Measures-and-Incident-Reporting-for-Operators-of-Essential-Services.aspx

FOI201819Journalist

23 January 2018

All correspondence received by your department on the topic of the position of Digital Safety Commissioner, in 2017 and 2018.

FOI201820Journalist

23 January 2018

A breakdown of all staff in the Department by name, job title and salary. If the Department is precluded from disclosing the identities of staff, a breakdown by gender, job title, and salary would suffice.

FOI201821Oireachtas / Public Representative

24 January 2018

Any electronic and written correspondence (from May 2014 until January 24th 2018) between the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (at Principal Officer level and above) and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, and between the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (at Principal Officer and above) and the Department of Education and Skills with regard to the implementation of the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group (published in May 2014). 
Please also include within the scope of this request any internal Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment correspondence, at Principal Officer level and above, as well as minutes from any meetings held on the matter within the above time frame.

Part-granted

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21 February 2018
FOI201822Journalist

24 January 2018

I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, access to any minutes / memos / correspondence relating to the meeting between Amazon UK and the Secretary General in the latter half of 2017, as outlined in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/25580/amazon-uk-services-ltd

Part-granted

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21 February 2018
FOI201823Journalist

25 January 2018

1. All correspondence and lobbying received concerning the proposed establishment of a Digital Safety Commissioner since the creation of this office was proposed by the Law Reform Commission.

2. All communications with other departments on this issue since October 2017 to date.

3.  All records regarding the plan to establish a public forum/conference in 2018 to discuss issues relating to safe use of social media.

Part- granted

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21 February 2018
FOI201824Business / Interest Group

25 January 2018

My apologies, I would kindly request under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, to access public documents relating to Irish data on energy subsidies. Particularly in regard to the following subsidies (if possible): Expensing of Exploration and Developments Costs; the Capacity Payment Mechanism; VAT exemptions (for fossil fuels and renewable energy sources); Reduced VAT (for Petroleum); the CHP deployment Programme; Green Homes Scheme (for Solar, Biomass and Heat Pumps); The Ocean Energy Prototype Development Fund; Renewable Heat (ReHeat) Deployment Programme; BioEnergy Establishment Scheme; Wood Biomass Harvest Machinery Scheme; Corporate Tax Relief; Planning Permission Exemptions for Renewable Energy Technologies; Carbon Tax (on oil and natural gas); Public Service Obligation - Peat Stations; Alternative Energy Requirement (AER) Programme; Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme; R&D Tax Credit; and The Renewable Energy RD&D program.

Unfortunately I don't have specific documents in mind, as I have searched and come up with very little that seems pertinent to this study. However from my research these implemented energy subsidies are the areas of interest and where I require the data. I further request that if the DCCAE has any further recommendations of what subsidy policies I should follow up on, especially in regards to Energy Intensive Industry and Transport (the consumption of fuel).

Withdrawn01 February 2018
FOI201825Journalist

26 January 2018

All records relating to this entry in the lobbying database: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/25580/amazon-uk-services-ltd

Part-granted

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21 February 2018
FOI201826Journalist

29 January 2018

Copies of all "non confidential" submissions on the Public Consultation on the Network and Information Security Directive which opened in October 2016.

For reference, page 4 of the consultation document published on October 26th, 2016 refers to the confidentiality and transparency aspects of the process, notes that the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 to 2014 apply, and requests that a non-confidential version of responses be set out in a separate document.

FOI201827Business / Interest Group

30 January 2018

Any Correspondence between the Department and RTE regarding the increase in fare evasion in the TV licence fee in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and to-date in 2018.

Part-granted

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23 February 2018
FOI201828Journalist

20 February 2018

All relevant documents, reports, correspondence and memos that refer to the tender process criteria set out by the Minister/Dept. in order for a company/consortium to be considered as a bidder for the National Broadband Plan. In other words the criteria that a company/consortium had to satisfy in order to be considered as a bidder for the contract.

Refused

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14 March 2018
FOI201829Journalist

2 February 2018

All correspondence between the Department and both Sky and Virgin Ireland from 1st January 2017 to the present relating to the following :
 
Proposals to allow RTÉ and TV3 charge Sky and Virgin Media to retransmit their channels through Sky and Virgin Media's paid platforms.
This should also include :
 
Any suggestion by either Sky or Virgin Media that they would quit the Irish market if retransmission fees were introduced.
Any alternative proposals made by either provider to avoid retransmission fees.

Withdrawn14 February 2018
FOI201830Journalist

8 February 2018

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request copies of any records relating to the decision to pre-record the Irish language Nuacht bulletin on RTÉ 1.

Withdrawn23 February 2018
FOI201831Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

1. All documents drafted in preparation for, or used in, the Oireachtas Committee hearing of February 8, 2018 by any official of the Department or by the Minister. This should include but not be limited to, briefing notes / talking points for the Minister.


2. The appointments diary of the Minister for 2017.

Part - granted

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08 March 2018
FOI201832Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date relating to a letter sent by the Irish Pike Society and Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs to Minister of State Sean Kyne on 03 Nov 2017 and to Principle Officer Denis Maher on 05 Nov 2017. The letter related to angler safety on Lough Corrib. Please include all communications to other government departments and all state agencies if applicable.

Refused

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16 March 2018
FOI201833Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018.

1. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date relating to the cost benefit analysis undertaken annually in order to both justify and satisfy government expenditure guidelines and regulations relating to Pike Management Policy and Operations on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries. All records from 2010 to date are required.

2. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date relating to the cost benefit analysis undertaken in order to both justify and satisfy government expenditure guidelines and regulations relating to Pike removal and fish rehabilitation program for the Owenriff River system in County Galway.

Refused

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16 March 2018
FOI201834Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

1. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date relating to tendering for the fishing rights/fishing licensing to the Aasleagh Lodge and Erriff Fishery.

2.  All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date relating to the awarding of fishing rights/fishing licensing on the Aasleagh Lodge and Erriff Fishery.

 

FOI201835Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

1. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date to/from the National Anglers Representative Association and relating to the current Review of Pike Management Policy on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries.

2.  All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date to/from the National Anglers Representative Association and relating to the Irish Pike Society and/or Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs.

FOI201836Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

1. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date to/from the Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland and relating to the current Review of Pike Management Policy on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries.

2.All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date to/from the Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland and relating to the Irish Pike Society and /or Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs.

Part-granted

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11 April 2018
FOI201837Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

1. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date to/from the Oughterard Anglers and Boatmen's Association and relating to the current Review of Pike Management Policy on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries.

2.All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date to/from the Oughterard Anglers and Boatmen's Association and relating to the Irish Pike Society and / or Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs.

Granted

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11 April 2018
FOI201838Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

1. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date to/from the Connacht Angling Council and relating to the current Review of Pike Management Policy on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries.

2.All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date to/from the Connacht Angling Council and relating to the Irish Pike Society and /or Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs.

Refused

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09 April 2018
FOI201839Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

1. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date to/from the Inland Fisheries Ireland and relating to the current Review of Pike Management Policy on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries.

2.All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date to/from the Inland Fisheries Ireland and relating to the Irish Pike Society, Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs, national Anglers Representative Association, Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland, Oughterard Anglers and Boatmen's Association and Connacht Angling Council.

Granted

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11 April 2018
FOI201840Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

1. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date relating to tendering for the fishing rights/fishing licensing to the Aasleagh Lodge and Erriff Fishery by the current Inland Fisheries Ireland Head of Operations.

2.All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to/from the Inland Fisheries Ireland Head of Operations and Oughterard Anglers and Boatment's Association. All records from 2010 to date are required for all requests.

Refused

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16 March 2018
FOI201841Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications relating to the justification for the announcement by Minister of State Sean Kyne TD, of the Owenriff Stock Management Plan and Rehabilitation Program. This announcement was made on the 28th November 2017 prior to the completion of scientific research, publishing of scientific research and publishing of any fish stock survey, all of which allegedly form the basis of the already implemented program. To date (06 February 2018) over two months since Minister Kyne's announcement no scientific justification has been published.

Granted

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09 April 2018
FOI201842Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications relating to the designation of Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries since January 2016.

Refused

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11 April 2018
FOI201843Business / Interest Group

9 February 2018

All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails, minutes and any other communications between the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and board of Inland Fisheries Ireland relating to Pike Management Policy and Operations on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries. All records from January 2016 to date are required.

FOI201844Journalist

13 February 2018

All correspondence (written, digital, text, other formats) between the Minister; Minister of State Sean Kyne; Secretary General Mark Griffin; Assistant Secretary Ciarán Ó hÓbáin and Internet Policy
Principal Officer Richard Browne relating to the National Cyber Security Centre.

- All briefing documents held by the Department relating to the National Cyber Security Centre.

The time period should cover June 1, 2017 to February 12, 2018.

Refused

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12 March 2018
FOI201845Business / Interest Group

16 February 2018

All correspondence between:
1. Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Wexford County Council;
2. Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the IDA;
3. OPW and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment; regarding Government Offices, Newtown Road, Wexford from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2017.

Refused

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20 March 2018
FOI201846Member of the Public

19 February 2018

All records relating to the renewal of prospecting licence over area 4474 held by Diversified Asset Holdings Pty Ltd. Including:
1. incoming and outgoing correspondence and emails (including from third parties)
2. internal memos and administrative records.

FOI201847Journalist

19 February 2018

1. The number of staff from the Department as well as ministerial advisors that attended the launch of Ireland 2040 on February 16, 2018, in Sligo IT.
2. How many of these staff stayed in Sligo either the night before or the night of the launch and the cost associated with this accommodation.
3. The costs/expenses associated with travelling to/from the Sligo launch.

Withdrawn06 March 2018
FOI201848Journalist

21 February 2018

1. All submissions received by the department and/or ministers on the digital age of consent from the period 01 January 2017 to the present date.

Part-granted

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12 March 2018
FOI201849Journalist

28 February 2018

1. Correspondence between Minister Denis Naughten and Torkel Sjoner, Statoil ASA, and/or any representative of Statoil between September 1st 2017 and the present day.
2. Correspondence between Michael Manley, DCCAE Assistant Secretary and Torkel Sjoner, Statoil ASA, and/or any representative of Statoil between September 1st 2017 and the present day.
3. The minutes and/or recordings and/or notes and/or records of any meeting held between Torkel Sjoner, Statoil ASA, and any representative of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment between January 1st 2018 and the present day.

FOI201850Member of the Public

28 February 2018

Wish to know if Mahon Hydro Ltd (in Waterford) is a supplier of current to the National Grid? If so, the volumes and values for the years of 2014, 2015 and 2016 would be helpful.

Transferred28 February 2018
FOI201851Journalist

28 February 2018

I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, access to any minutes or memos / briefings / internal correspondence relating to the meeting between Minister Naughten and Statoil, as outlined in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/25956/statoil

FOI201852Journalist

28 February 2018

All correspondence between the Department and the Strategic Communication Unit as well as any internal departmental correspondence relating to the Strategic Communications Unit.

Granted

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03 April 2018
FOI201853Journalist

07 March 2018

A copy of all receipts and expense claims made by members of the Oireachtas, Government staff and public officials attending the National Emergency Co-ordination Group.

Withdrawn07 March 2018
FOI201854Business / Interest Group

09 March 2018

Please provide copies of the records or documents which show the following information:

a) the number of occasions on which an operator has taken up duct (Product Category Duct as set out in Enet's published wholesale pricing) from e-Nasc Eireann Teoranta known as "Enet";

b) how many operators have taken up duct from Enet at Enet's permitted maximum price for annual duct rental of €100/m (Product Category Duct as set out in Enet's published wholesale pricing);

c) how many operators have taken duct (Product Category Duct as set out in Enet's published wholesale pricing) at a price between €10 - €50/m;

d) the average length of duct (Product Category Duct as set out in Enet's published wholesale pricing) taken by operators at a price between €10- €50/m

e) how many operators have taken duct (Product Category Duct as set out in Enet's published wholesale pricing) at a price between €51 -€100/m; and
f) the average length of duct (Product Category Duct as set out in Enet's published wholesale pricing) taken by operators at a price between €51- €100/m

 

Refused

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28 March 2018
FOI201855Member of the Public

11 March 2018

A Copy of the official diary of Minister Denis Naughten between June and December 2017.

Part-granted

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12 April 2018
FOI201856Journalist

14 March 2018

All records relating to the foundation of Irish Water held by the Department of Communications which are listed as refused in the schedule of a previous FOI request which is in the department's FOI log at the following address
https://www.dccae.gov.ie/documents/FOI.2014.51%20Request%20and%20Reply%20Pt%201.pdf

FOI201857Journalist

14 March 2018

I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, access to correspondence during 2017 and 2018 with the Solid Fuel Trade Group Ltd and copies of any minutes / memos arising out of the meetings between SFTG and Paul O'Donnell / Michael Young as outlined in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/26012/solid-fuel-trade-group-ltd

FOI201858Journalist

21 March 2018

1. During the current government have the department ever used any data harvesting companies and what were they used for?
2. What were the name of the company(s) and the cost for using these companies?
3. Where there any additional communication companies used for the promotion of Ireland 2040, other than Mediaforce and what was the cost of these companies?

Can you please provide communication information in relation to these requests also, including; email, letters and memos.

Refused

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05 April 2018
FOI201859Oireachtas / Public Representative

21 March 2018

All records, including emails, correspondence, memos, minutes of meetings, records of phone calls, digital copies of other files and any other relevant documents, both internal and with external, between the period May 2017 and February 2018, which relate to or reference the topic of the discussion of individual planning applications made under Part 3 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, at Municipal District/Area Committee and/or Council meetings of some local authorities, prior to a decision being made on the application concerned.

Transferred22 March 2018
FOI201860Journalist

23 March 2018

All correspondence between Minister Denis Naughten's office and private individuals, businesses, state agencies, government figures and any other stakeholders regarding:
 
•         Charges for recycling/green bin services
•         The introduction of legislation around single-use plastic.
I would like this information to date back to October 2017.

FOI201861Journalist

23 March 2018

A copy of all cost benefit analysis reviews of public private partnerships that have yet to be published by your department or organisation

Refused

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24 April 2018
FOI201862Journalist

23 March 2018

Copies of the latest batch of internal audits from your department

FOI201863Journalist

28 March 2018

Copies of all refused expense claims and any related correspondence to the refused claim.  I wish for my request to cover the period 1/1/15 - 28/03/18

Withdrawn 06 April 2018
FOI201864Journalist

29 March 2018

• All briefing material prepared by Revenue for the Minister in relation to the collection of the TV Licence.
• All Briefing material prepared by the Department for the Minister in relation to the collection of the TV licence.

Period - 01 July 2017 to 29 March 2018.

FOI201865Journalist

29 March 2018

All briefing material prepared for the Minister in relation to charging for green bins.

Refused

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26 April 2018
FOI201866Journalist

03 April 2018

Copies of all correspondence Minister Denis Naughten's office and/or the Department of Communications with Facebook regarding:

-Data safety
-Cambridge Analytica

Between March 12, 2018 and present.

Refused

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30 April 2018
FOI201867Journalist

03 April 2018

Copies of all correspondence Minister Denis Naughten's office and/or the Department of Communications with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner regarding:

-Data safety
-Cambridge Analytica

Between March 12, 2018 and present.

FOI201868Journalist

04 April 2018

Details of all correspondence sent to Denis Naughten regarding abortion and the abortion referendum, including copies of letters and emails plus descriptions of any other items sent in between the dates of January 1 and March 31, 2018.

Granted

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17 April 2018
FOI201869Journalist

04 April 2018

A copy of Minister Denis Naughten's appointments diary from January 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018.

Part-granted

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17 April 2018
FOI201870Journalist

09 April 2018

1. Any letters/emails/correspondence/minutes of meetings between the Department and NJJ/Xavier Niel from 01 December 2017 to present.
2. Any letters/emails/correspondence/minutes of meetings between the Department and Eir from 01 December 2017 to present.

Withdrawn28 June 2018
FOI201871Journalist

09 April 2018

Access to the following records which are non-personal and which I believe are held by the Department, dated between June 30, 2017 and the date of this letter.

1. A record of all correspondence, letters, emails, briefing documents and phone calls to and from the Minister's office with Facebook.
2. A record of all correspondence, letters, emails, briefing documents and phone calls to and from the Minister of States' offices with Facebook.
3. A record of briefing documents prepared for the ministers about Facebook.
4. Minutes and notes from meetings members of the Department, including but not  limited to the ministers and junior ministers, had with Facebook representatives.

I would also like to request a record of all staff at the department, ministers and ministers of state who have received guidance or training from Facebook regarding the management of government, ministerial and personal Facebook accounts.

FOI201872Business / Interest Group

10 April 2018

Any and all documentation provided to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment and/or the National Emergency Coordination Group in relation to possible or actual energy supply issues during the severe, snow-related, weather alert periods issued by Met Eireann in February and March 2018.

FOI201873Oireachtas / Public Representative

11 April 2018

Details of how much money has been spent on researching the impact of micro-plastics and microbeads in the marine environment and the public water system since the Green Party submitted the Mico-Plastic and Micro-bead Pollution Prevention Bill 2016.

Transferred12 April 2018
FOI201874Journalist

12 April 2018

The dates in 2017 and to-date in 2018 where the Minister met formally with CEO and or Chairperson of each state agency under the remit of the Department.

Granted

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26 April 2018
FOI201875Member of the Public

17 April 2018

All emails sent between Denis Naughten and the IFA on the topic of Project Ireland 2040.

Refused

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27 April 2018
FOI201876Business / Interest Group

18 April 2018

1. All records, correspondence, documents, notes, memos which contain a reference to myself, Gary Delaney.

2. All records, correspondence, documents, notes, memos exchanged between DCCAE and HSE and/or NAS (National Ambulance Service) which contain reference to either myself Gary Delaney or my company Loc8 Code Ltd (Loc8 or Loc8 Code)

19 April 2018

Revised request: All correspondence issued by the Department regarding Gary Delaney and/or LOC8 Code Ltd. to other parties, and also to any correspondence received from these other parties in response to same.  Including correspondence by the Department to the HSE/National Ambulance Service, regarding Gary Delaney and/or LOC8 Code Ltd and/OR Eircode and/OR Postcode(es) and/OR Location Codes and/OR What3Words. It excludes any correspondence exchanged between the Department and Gary Delaney and his company LOC8 Code Ltd. The period that my request covers if from 1st January 2017 to date."
 Any reference to LOC8 Code Ltd. also includes reference to LOC8 or LOC8 Code.

FOI201877Journalist

18 April 2018

All communications and details of meetings between ministers, staff and representatives of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and any persons working for or on behalf of Google Inc, YouTube, Alphabet Inc. or any of its Irish subsidiaries and companies.
Timeframe 01/01/2015 - 18/04/2018.

FOI201878Journalist

18 April 2018

All communications and details of meetings between ministers, staff and representatives of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and any persons working for or on behalf of Amazon Inc, Amazon UK or any of its Irish subsidiaries and companies.
Timeframe 01/01/2015 - 18/04/2018.

FOI201879Journalist

18 April 2018

All communications and details of meetings between ministers, staff and representatives of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and any persons working for or on behalf of Facebook Inc, Whatsapp, Instagram or any of its Irish subsidiaries and companies.
Timeframe 01/01/2015 - 18/04/2018.

FOI201880Journalist

18 April 2018

All communications and details of meetings between ministers, staff and representatives of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and any persons working for or on behalf of Linkedin Inc or any of its Irish subsidiaries and companies.
Timeframe 01/01/2015 - 18/04/2018.

FOI201881Journalist

18 April 2018

All communications and details of meetings between ministers, staff and representatives of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and any persons working for or on behalf of Twitter Inc, Twitter UK or any of its Irish subsidiaries and companies.
Timeframe 01/01/2015 - 18/04/2018.

FOI201882Journalist

19 April 2018

Copies of all correspondence between January 2016 to date between Minister Denis Naughten and his officials, and: Eoghan O'Neachtain, Leslie Buckley, Nigel Heneghan and Denis O'Brien.

FOI201883Journalist

20 April 2018

1. All communication between the department and Independent News and Media by letter, email, phone etc. between January 1st, 2015 and December 31, 2017.

2. All communication relating to the proposed sale/merger of Celtic Media between January 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2017.

3. All communication between the department and businessman Denis O'Brien, INM chief shareholder, January 1st, 2015 to December, 31st 2017.

FOI201884Oireachtas / Public Representative

20 April 2018

A copy of the report procured in 2015 by your Department to examine the impact of introducing minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties for the post 2020 period.

FOI201885Business / Interest Group

23 April 2018

Records, minutes, meeting notes prepared for the Minister and correspondence pertaining to the meeting between Minister Denis Naughten and MKC Communications (on behalf of Terra Solar) this year.

Based on a filing on Lobbying.ie I am aware that MKC Communications (on behalf of Terra Solar) has met with Minister Naughten this year - details here

FOI201886Member of the Public

23 April 2018

All documents, communications, memo's in electronic or physical format and meetings and decisions reached, in regards to my property (turf bank) at corbo kilrooskey, folio 13600. I wish the request to cover  the years from 1980 to 2018.

Withdrawn24 April 2018
FOI201887Journalist

24 April 2018

1) A list of all staff, ministers, spouses, or partners who travelled abroad for St Patrick's Day 2017 on official departmental business.
2)  A table of costs associated with their travel to include flights, hotel, transport, entertainment, gifts, dining, subsistence, and all other related expenditure.
3) Copies of the actual invoices/receipts relating to all of the above.

Revised Request:
Dates of request are for 2018.

FOI201888Journalist

25 April 2018

1. All correspondence between MKC Communications between the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment between January 1st 2018 and April 30th 2018 concerning their client, Terra Solar Limited.
2. All correspondence between Andrew Ferbib between the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment between January 1st 2018 and April 30th 2018.
3. The minutes and/or records and/or notes and/or recordings of any meeting held between a representative or representatives of Terra Solar Limited and Minister Denis Naughten between January 1st 2018 and April 30th 2018.
4. Any briefings created for Minister Naughten in advance of his meeting with Terra Solar between January 1st 2018 and April 30th 2018.

FOI201889Journalist

25 April 2018

Copies of all records, including representations, correspondence, notes, minutes and emails, relating to An Post's Smart current account.
 
The request covers the period from January 1, 2017 to date.

FOI201890Journalist

25 April 2018

All correspondence held by Minister Denis Naughten's office and the Department regarding the proposed INM takeover of Celtic Media. 

FOI201891Journalist

26 April 2018

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request copies of all records relating to the provision of orchestral services to the public – an issue discussed in the report by RTÉ, 'Ensuring a sustainable future,' published on April 23rd, 2018.

I am only seeking records created since December 1st, 2017.

FOI201892Journalist

26 April 2018

The amount of money spent by the department commissioning reviews and reports of any kind since 2011 and the names of the companies that were paid to compile the reviews/reports. Also, a break down of this spend by year and by company.

Withdrawn30 April 2018
FOI201893Member of the Public

27 April 2018

Copies of all communication received by the Department or Minister from the Irish Daily Mail or from members of the public relating to the Daily Mail's keeping children online safe campaign.

This would include requests for comment from journalists to the Minister or staff operating on his behalf.

This would also include letters or emails from members of the public.

This would also include any petitions submitted.

The names and details of any journalist or member of the public does not need to be provided and can be removed.

Any responses issued do not need to be included. This is only for external communication sent in.

FOI201894Journalist

02 May 2018

Access to all correspondence since 2017 between the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Minister / Department in relation to the creation of a commercial joint venture between RTÉ and the GAA, to be known as GAAGO.

FOI201895Journalist

02 May 2018

A list of all submissions made to the Minister at your Department using the e-submissions system (or whatever relevant/similar system is in place at your Department) in the period 1 February 2018 to the date of receipt of this request. This request is to include the date of the submission and its title. I am not seeking copies of the submissions themselves.

FOI201896Journalist

04 May 2018

1.   A list of any correspondence (written or email) between the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, or his office, or any staff in the energy section of the Department, and any representative of EirGrid from 1stDecember 2016 up to Friday 4thMay 2018.
2.   A list of any correspondence (written or email) between the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, or his office, or any staff in the energy section of the Department, and any representative of SONI from 1stJanuary 2017 up to Friday 4thMay 2018.
3.   A list of any correspondence (written or email) between the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, or his office, or any staff in the energy section of the Department, and any representative of ESB Networks from 1stDecember 2016 up to Friday 4thMay 2018.
4.   A list of any correspondence (written or email) between the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, or his office, or any staff in the energy section of the Department, and the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy (previously Enterprise, Trade and Investment), and the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure, from 1stJanuary 2017 up to Friday 4thMay 2018.

 

FOI201897Journalist

08 May 2018

Copies of any reports, submissions, memoranda, recommendations or other such explanatory documents relating to the decision by the minister not to proceed with plans to introduce a levy on disposable beverage cups.
Copies of any representations (not including those from members of the public) relating to the above.

FOI201898Business / Interest Group

09 May 2018

All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications from 06Feb2018 to date to/from the National Anglers Representative Association, Trout Angling Federation of Ireland, Oughterard Anglers and Boatmans Association and Connacht Angling Council relating to the current Review of Pike Management Policy on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries any changes to existing by laws on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries and any proposals for new by laws on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries.

FOI201899Business / Interest Group

09 May 2018

The list of questions and associated replies/ clarifications and minutes compiled by the board chairman of Inland Fisheries Ireland Mr Fintan Gorman and relating to a meeting with Minister Sean Kyne held at Bushwells Hotel on the 8th November 2017.

FOI2018100Business / Interest Group

09 May 2018

Communications to/ from the National Anglers Representative Association and with subject title: "The CEOs Management of Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Fishery Resource"

FOI2018101Business / Interest Group

09 May 2018

With regard to the public consultation initiated by Sean Kyne, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) of his intention to make the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law' inclusive of the proposed Bye-Law to introduce a 'daily bag limit of 4 pike' in specified waters.
I request the following information:
Request from DCCAE and from the Minister, a copy of all correspondence to/ from angling representatives or any members of the public, which is in any way related to the current decision to introduce a 'daily bag limit of 4 pike' in specified waters.

FOI2018102Business / Interest Group

09 May 2018

With regard to the public consultation initiated by Sean Kyne, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) of his intention to make the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law' inclusive of the proposed Bye-Law to introduce a 'daily bag limit of 4 pike' in specified waters.
I request the following information:
Request from DCCAE and from the Minister, a copy of all internal correspondence, minutes of meetings, discussion papers or any other internal documents produced by the Minister or by the DCCAE, directly related to the current decision to introduce a 'daily bag limit of 4 pike' in specified waters.

FOI2018103Business / Interest Group

09 May 2018

With regard to the public consultation initiated by Sean Kyne, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) of his intention to make the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law' inclusive of the proposed Bye-Law to introduce a 'daily bag limit of 4 pike' in specified waters.
I request the following information:
Request from DCCAE and from the Minister, a copy of any correspondence sent to and a copy of any replies received from the Attorney General directly related to the current decision to introduce a 'daily bag limit of 4 pike' in specified waters.

FOI2018104Business / Interest Group

09 May 2018

With regard to the public consultation initiated by Sean Kyne, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) of his intention to make the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law' inclusive of the proposed Bye-Law to introduce a 'daily bag limit of 4 pike' in specified waters.
I request the following information:
Request from DCCAE and from the Minister, a copy of any minutes of meetings, copies of any other documents or copies of any correspondence to/ from Inland Fisheries Ireland directly or indirectly related to the current decision to introduce a 'daily bag limit of 4 pike' in specified waters.

FOI2018105Journalist

10 May 2018

All correspondence between the department and Google pertaining to Google's decision to halt online advertising related to the referendum on the 8th Amendment.

Withdrawn16 May 2018
FOI2018106Business / Interest Group

14 May 2018

"While the remit of the Planning and Development Act 2000 and the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 fall outside that of your Department, I am seeking information as set out in the earlier request, relating to the aspects of data centre construction and planning that may fall under the remit of your Department, namely energy connectivity, grid connection, regulation and other matters. I am also seeking information of any submissions, meetings, parliamentary or legislative queries in relation to the views of the Department about the need to categorise data centres as 'strategic infrastructure.'
1. Copies of submissions received in relation to changes to the Planning and Development Act 2000 regarding the categorisation of data centres as 'strategic infrastructure'.
2. Details of any meeting requests in relation to changes to the Planning and Development Act 2000 regarding the categorisation of data centres as 'strategic infrastructure'.
3. Details of any meetings held in relation to changes to the Planning and Development Act 2000 regarding the categorisation of data centres as 'strategic infrastructure'.
4. Copies of any briefing notes prepared regarding the categorisation of data centres as 'strategic infrastructure'.
5. Details of any submissions in relation to the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 regarding the categorisation of data centres as 'strategic infrastructure'.
6. Details of any meetings to discuss the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 regarding the categorisation of data centres as 'strategic infrastructure'.
7. Details of any parliamentary or legislative queries regarding the categorisation of data centres as 'strategic infrastructure'.

FOI2018107Business / Interest Group

14 May 2018

I request the following records for the period 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018:

1. Breakdown of the total amount spent on ICT Equipment by the Department in each calendar year.
2. Breakdown of the total amount spent on ICT Software by the Department in each calendar year.
3. Breakdown of the total amount spent on ICT Services by the Department in each calendar year.
4. The name and company details of each provider of ICT Equipment, Software or Services provided to the Department, and the value of each individual contract, and the duration of the contract.
5. Breakdown of the total amount spent on training for Department staff or personnel on GDPR training or awareness, cyber security training or awareness, data protection training or awareness, and the names of the providers of this service.

FOI2018108Journalist

15 May 2018

1. The amount spent by the department on Facebook advertisements in 2017.
2. The amount spent by the department on Facebook advertisements in the first 5 months of 2018.
3. The amount spent by the department on Google advertisements in 2017.
4. The amount spent by the department on Google advertisements in the first 5 months of 2018.

Please send me this information digitally in .doc or .pdf format (i.e. not printed and scanned documents).

FOI2018109Oireachtas / Public Representative

17 May 2018

(1) All correspondence from the 13th June 2017 to date between the Minister and/or officials within the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in relation to the review of the 2006 Wind Energy Development Guidelines and the strategic environmental assessment being undertaken on the revised guidelines.

(2) All notes, records and memoranda in relation to any meetings held between the Minister and/or officials within Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in relation to the review of the 2006 Wind Energy Development Guidelines and the strategic environmental assessment being undertaken on the revised guidelines.

FOI2018110Journalist

18 May 2018

1. Copies of any correspondence (written or email) between the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, or his office, or any staff in the energy section of the Department, and any representative of EirGrid from 1st December 2016 up to Friday 18th May 2018, concerning the proposed development of the North South interconnector.
This includes any contacts regarding the planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála on 21st December 2016; the decision taken by the Minister to allow EirGrid to proceed with the tender process for the interconnector project in September 2017; the decision by the Minister to commission two reports from independent consultants about aspects of the project in early 2018.
2. A list of any correspondence (written or email) between the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, or his office, or any staff in the energy section of the Department, and any representative of SONI from 1st January 2017 up to Friday 18th May 2018 regarding the development of the North South interconnector. This includes any contacts regarding the public hearing in Armagh held by the Planning Appeals Commission (NI) on 22nd to the 27th February 2017 and the subsequent planning approval granted by Peter May, Permanent Secretary of the NI Department for Infrastructure on 23rd January 2018.

3. A list of any correspondence (written or email) between the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, or his office, or any staff in the energy section of the Department, and any representative of ESB Networks from 16th December 2016 up to Friday 18th May 2018. This includes any contacts regarding the planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála on 21st December 2016; the decision taken by the Minister to allow EirGrid to proceed with the tender process for the interconnector project in September 2017; the decision by the Minister to commission two reports from independent consultants about aspects of the project in early 2018.

4. A list of any correspondence (written or email) between the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, or his office, or any staff in the energy section of the Department, and the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy (previously Enterprise, Trade and Investment), and the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure, from 1st January 2017 up to Friday 18th May 2018. This includes any contacts regarding the public hearing in Armagh held by the Planning Appeals Commission (NI) on 22nd to the 27th February 2017 and the subsequent planning approval granted by Peter May, Permanent Secretary of the NI Department for Infrastructure on 23rd January 2018. It also includes any correspondence or dealings regarding the proposed introduction of I-SEM, the intergrated single electricity market, which was due to take effect this month, but which has been postponed until later in the year.

FOI2018111Journalist

21 May 2018

Any minutes of meeting between Minister Naughten and Carolan Lennan and David McRedmond of Eir between from January 01 2018 to present. This meeting was the subject the below disclosure of the register of lobbyist.

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28772/eircom-limited

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19 June 2018
FOI2018112Journalist

21 May 2018

1. All records relating to this entry in the lobbying database: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28754/eircom-limited

Part-granted

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19 June 2018
FOI2018113Journalist

21 May 2018

All records relating to this entry in the lobbying database: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28748/eircom-limited

Part-granted

See Reply for FOI2018112

19 June 2018
FOI2018114Journalist

21 May 2018

All records relating to this entry in the lobbying database:
https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28749/eircom-limited

Part-granted

See Reply for FOI2018112

19 June 2018
FOI2018115Journalist

21 May 2018

Copies of the Minister's diary dated January 1 2018 to May 21 2018.

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25 May 2018
FOI2018116Journalist

21 May 2018

All records relating to the ban by Communicorp on Irish Times journalists appearing on its stations, for the period since the issue arose (September 2017) to the current date.

FOI2018117Journalist.

21 May 2018

* Copies of all correspondence between Minister Naughten and RTE director general Dee Forbes.
* Copies of the minutes of any meetings between Ms Forbes and Mr Naughten.
* Copies of all correspondence between secretary general Mark Griffin and Ms Forbes.
* Copies of the minutes of any meetings between Ms Forbes and Mr Griffin.

The time period involved can be limited to January 1, 2018 to may 21, 2018.
I am also seeking copies of any documents attached to any correspondence.

FOI2018118Journalist

22 May 2018

A breakdown of the number of male staff employed by the Department and their pay grade, and a breakdown of the numbers of female staff employed by the Department and their pay grade, as of December 31 2016, December 31 2017 and December 31 2018.

FOI2018119Journalist

22 May 2018

 All records relating to this entry in the lobbying database: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/29256/bt-ireland

Granted

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25 July 2018
FOI2018120Journalist

22 May 2018

All records relating to this entry in the lobbying database: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/29541/brookfield-renewable-ireland-limited

FOI2018121Journalist

22 May 2018

All records relating to this entry in the lobbying database: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/29378/google-ireland-limited

FOI2018122Journalist

22 May 2018

Notes, minutes and correspondence pertaining to the following meeting with Facebook Ireland listed as taking place between 1 January and 30 April 2018:
https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28785/facebook-ireland-limited

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25 May 2018
FOI2018123Journalist

22 May 2018

 All details, correspondence, emails, briefing papers, memos etc retained by the department relating to meetings held between representatives of BT Ireland and Minister Denis Naughten and other department officials from 1st January 2018 to today's date 22 May 2018.

Part-granted

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20 June 2018
FOI2018124Journalist

22 May 2018

Notes, minutes and correspondence pertaining to the meeting with Google Ireland listed as taking place between 1 January and 30 April 2018:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/29378/google-ireland-limited

FOI2018125Journalist

22 May 2018

Access to any minutes / briefings / memos relating to the meetings between Google and Minister Naugthen and his advisers during 2018.

The meeting is referred to in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/29378/google-ireland-limited

FOI2018126Journalist

22 May 2018

Access to any minutes / memos / briefings relating to the meeting between BT and Minister Naughten during 2018. The meeting is referred to in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/29242/bt-ireland

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20 June 2018
FOI2018127Journalist

22 May 2018

Access to a copy of the correspondence between BT and Minister Naughten during 2018 that is referred to in the following lobbying return.

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/29256/bt-ireland

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26 July 2018
FOI2018128Journalist

22 May 2018

Access to any minutes / briefings / memos relating to the meeting between Facebook and Minister Naughten during 2018.

The meeting is referred to in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28785/facebook-ireland-limited

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25 May 2018
FOI2018129Journalist

22 May 2018

Access to any minutes / briefings / memos relating to the meeting between Facebook and Minister Naughten during 2018.

The meeting is referred to in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28785/facebook-ireland-limited

FOI2018130Journalist

22 May 2018

Access to any minutes / briefings / memos relating to the meeting between RTE and Minister Naughten during 2018.

The meeting is referred to in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28207/raidi%C3%B3--teilif%C3%ADs-%C3%A9ireann

 

FOI2018131Journalist

22 May 2018

Access to any minutes / memos / briefings relating to the meeting between Screen Producers Ireland and Mark Griffin as outlined below.

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28231/screen-producers-ireland

FOI2018132Journalist

22 May 2018

Access to any correspondence or minutes / briefings / memos arising out of the meeting / correspondence between Grange Backup Power and Mark Griffin and/or Michael Manley as outlined below.

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28947/rhh-international

FOI2018133Journalist

22 May 2018

Access to any memos / minutes / briefings arising out of the meeting between Eircom and Minister Naughten and other officials as outlined in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28754/eircom-limited

FOI2018134Journalist

25 May 2018

All correspondence, written records, emails and other communications both within Minister Denis Naughtens office and between Longford County Council, Gas Networks Ireland and Center Parcs over extending the Nation Gas Pipeline to Longford

FOI2018135Journalist

28 May 2018

Copies of minutes of the following meetings (all 2018):

• Meeting with Conal Henry Enet January 3
• Meeting with Google VP Nicklaus Lundblad January 17
• Meeting with Andrew McDowell VP of European Investment Bank January 18
• Meeting with management of university hospital Roscommon January 25
• Meeting with Minister Simon Harris on February 1
• Meeting with Michael Healy Rae Feb 20
• Meeting with Whatsapp Global Head of Policy March 26

I am also seeking copies of correspondence to/from Minister Naughten and/or Secretary General Mark Griffin dated Jan 1 to May 25 2018in relation to the above meetings. I am also seeking copies of any documents attached to any correspondence.

The correpsondence may include but is not limited to emails, letters, notes of phone calls, texts or other sms messaging.

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31 July 2018
FOI2018136Journalist

28 May 2018

1) The dates in 2017 in which the Department received the 2016 annual report and 2016 audit Financial Statement related to each state agency under the remit of the Department in tabular form
2) If during 2017 did any state agency under the remit of the Department request an extension to the timeframe in which they must provide the Department their annual report and audited financial statement; if the answer to this question is yes, please name that agency and reason for the delay in providing this information; if the Department approved the extension and the additional extension timeframe in which the Department agreed e.g. 1 month etc.
3) If the CEO and or equivalent officers of each state agency under the Department remit are fully accountable to Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, and also PAC
4) The name and grade of persons within the Department that are responsible for each agency under the remit of the Department in tabular form
5) The frequently in which Department officials would met formally with each state agency to discuss Corporate Governance issues e.g. Monthly, Quarterly etc.; please name state agency and the frequently of meetings held in tabular form.

FOI2018137Journalist

28 May 2018

Records of all correspondence, communication between the Dept. (Dept. officials, up to and including dept. ministers) and the telecoms company Imagine (Imagine Communications Group), including Sean Bolger (CEO) and other officers and representatives of the company, in 2017 and 2018.
Also: minutes of any meetings relating to Imagine or communications with Imagine or its representatives.

Dates covered: 01/01/2017 - 25/05/2018

FOI2018138Member of the Public

29 May 2018

I request the following records for the period 2017:
1. The total amount spent on public notices in print media outlets (newspapers or magazines) in 2017, and a listing of amounts paid to each media outlet.
2. The total amount spent on public notices on digital media outlets in 2017, and a listing of amounts paid to each media outlet.
3. The total amount spent on public notices on broadcast media outlets in 2017, a listing of amounts paid to each media outlet.

Withdrawn15 June 2018
FOI2018139Journalist

29 May 2018

Emails between the Department of Communications and the Irish Farmers' Association which discuss the issue of rural broadband. The correspondence took place between January and April of this year and was mentioned on the lobbying register.

Part - granted

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27 June 2018
FOI2018140Journalist

29 May 2018

Request the following in relation to the consideration and approval of the Eircom 300K Network and the subsequent agreement with Eircom Ltd. under the National Broadband Plan.
1. Records of the brief given to Analysys Mason in relation to this matter.
2. The report of Analysys Mason.*
3. Records of the brief given to KPMG in relation to this matter.
4. The report of KPMG.*
5. The PWC State Aid Report in relation to this matter.*
6. Records of the brief given to Mason Hayes and Curran in relation to this matter.
7. Records of the legal advice and/or report(s) of Mason Hayes and Curran.
8. Details of any other reports commissioned or used in the process of examining the Eircom 300K Network.
9. Correspondence between the Department and the European Commission relating to qualification of the Eircom 300K Network under the State Aid Guidelines since May 2015.
10. The complete and un-redacted text of the agreement with Eircom Ltd.
11. Copies of all 'heads of agreement' or MOUs or similar between representatives of Eircom Group and Ministers or officials of the Irish Government since May 2015 in relation to this matter.

Part-granted

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25 July 2018
FOI2018141Journalist

29 May 2018

Request the following under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 in relation to the Metropolitan Area Networks, enet/ enasc teoranta, enet Telecoms and Airspeed

1. Records relating to the appointment, brief, and contract terms of of Norcontel in relation to the market review of this matter.
2. The report of Norcontel.
3. Records relating to the appointment, brief, and contract terms of of Analysys Mason in relation to the mid term review of the Metropolitan Area networks including the date by which a report was due to be delivered.
4. The report of Analysys Mason.

Part-granted

Reply

16 July 2018
FOI2018142Journalist

30 May 2018

Memos, briefings and notes prepared for and minutes arising out of the meeting between the Department of Communications and Screen Producers Ireland as referred to in the Register of Lobbying. Lobby return 28231.

FOI2018143Journalist

05 June 2018

Seeking the following submissions: BAI Access Rules Statutory Review 30 April.
NORA CEO revised salary proposal 28 March.
SEAI request consent to lease new accommodation 27 March.
EPA Director post  5 March.
Approval of salary level for prospective MD of Bord na Mona 19 February.
EPA Director post 16 February.

FOI2018144Journalist

05 June 2018

Seeking the following data: the number of employees of the department sacked in 2016, 2017, 2018.
the reason for the dismissal of each of the above employees.
the number of employees of the department suspended in 2016, 2017, 2018.
the reason for the suspension of each of the above employees.
the number of complaints of bullying received by the department in 2016, 2017, 2018.
the number of complaints of sexual harassment received by the department in 2016, 2017, 2018.

FOI2018145Journalist

06 June 2018

Copies of all correspondence sent/received by officials from this Department or the Minister(s) in relation to smartphones or internet access for minors since 2016.
This should include all correspondence including letters, emails etc. And it should include correspondence from members of the public as well as official representations.

FOI2018146Oireachtas / Public Representative

07 June 2018

All correspondence, minutes of meetings, memos, records of phone calls, from 9 March 2011 between officials in the Department of the Environment, Ministers and any external companies relating to the decision to remove the levy on incineration.

FOI2018147Member of the Public

07 June 2018

A copy of all internal audits completed within the Department between 1st May 2017 and 7th June 2018.

FOI2018148Journalist

08 June 2018

All records and details held in the Department in relation to any travel that was undertaken by members of the Department to the Web Summit in Lisbon last November.
These to include, but not be limited to, the following:
• All costs in relation to air fares, including what class travelled
• All costs in relation to hotel accommodation during the trip
• All costs in relation to conference fees paid for attendees
• The numbers of persons from the department that attended
• The names or department positions of those persons who attended
• Any further details relevant to the trip, for instance, per diems, expenses or subsistence claims submitted after the event in connection with Web Summit.

FOI2018149Member of the Public

12 June 2018

At the COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS debate on 3 May 2018, the following was said in relation to RTÉ 2+ 1 being available on the Sky platform. Further details provided.

Ms Patricia Cronin, Assistant Secretary, Department of Communications
On the specific points raised by Ms Forbes, under the Act, RTÉ has to get our permission. Before that, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has to carry out a review which is then sent to the Department and the Minister for a decision.

Seán Fleming Chairman
At what stage is the process?

Ms Patricia Cronin
It is with the BAI. Once it is finished, the review will come to us and the Minister who will make a decision on it.

The BAI say this is not true. Mr Philip Goodliffe of the BAI says that no such application has been received by the BAI.

FOI request
May I please ask for a copy of the information that shows this request is with the BAI, as stated by Ms Patricia Cronin.

FOI2018150 Journalist

12 June 2018

Please send me a list of all reports that have been compiled at State expense  that have been sent to the  office of the Minister since the formation of the present Government in 2016.
Please note: this is not a request for the actual reports. It is a request for a list containing the titles  and subject matter of the reports.

FOI2018151Journalist

14 June 2018

Appointments diaries for the Minister for Communications for the year of 2017 in full (and up until June 2018 if possible).

FOI2018152Journalist

19 June 2018

Copies of Purchase Orders  in relation to plastic cups, cutlery and straws dated 2013-2018.  These records should reflect both quantity of goods ordered and the amount paid.

FOI2018153Journalist

19 June 2018

All submissions/correspondence to the Department on the introduction of a Deposit and Return Scheme for plastic bottles.  Reports/evaluations/memos on same.  Copies of briefing notes for the minister in relation to same.  I am seeking records created between October 1 2017 and June 19 2018.

FOI2018154Business / Interest Group

20 June 2018

Minister of State for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) Sean
Kyne, responded to questions put to the Minister during the Dáil Éireann Debate of Tuesday
14th November 2017 regarding a petition which had been submitted to the Petitions
Committee of the European Parliament in relation to the Owenriff river in Oughterard,
County Galway, in consideration of several species including salmon, the pearl mussel, the otter and pike.                                                                                                                                                                                 The following records in any way related to the petition, are requested:
1. A copy of the paper / report received by DCCAE, on which the respective petition
is based;
2. A copy of all correspondence in any way related to the petition received by DCCAE and the     Minister from the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament,
the European Commission and the Environment Committee of the European
Parliament respectively, including a copy of all DCCAE and Ministerial responses to
same to date;
3. A copy of all correspondence in any way related to the petition received by the
DCCAE and the Minister from angling groups, their representatives and the public,
including a copy of all DCCAE and Ministerial responses to same, up to and including
the 3rd May 2018.

FOI2018155Business / Interest Group

20 June 2018

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCAAE) Sean Kyne responded to questions put to the Minister during the Dáil Éireann Debate of Tuesday 14th November 2017 regarding a petition which had been submitted to the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament in relation to the Owenriff river in Oughterard, County Galway in consideration of several species including salmon, the pearl mussel, the otter and pike.  

The following records in any way related to the petition, are requested:
1. A copy of all correspondence in any way related to the petition or to subsequent management decisions taken on the Owenriff river system relating to same, sent between Inland Fisheries Ireland, the DCCAE and the Minister;
2. A copy of all correspondence in any way related to the petition, sent between the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the DCCAE and the Minister;
3. A copy of the minutes of all DCCAE meetings or internal communications in any way related to the petition or related to any management actions proposed after the 14th November 2017 up to and including the 3rd May 2018 in relation to the Owenriff river system.

FOI2018156Business / Interest Group

20 June 2018

A request from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment all correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications from 13th September 2017 to 3rd May 2018 to/ from the National Anglers Representative Association, Trout Angling Federation of Ireland, Oughterard Anglers and Boatmans Association and Connacht Angling Council relating to the current Review of Pike Management Policy on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries.

FOI2018157Business / Interest Group

20 June 2018

A request from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment all correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications from 13th September 2017 to 3rd May 2018 to/ from the National Anglers Representative Association, Trout Angling Federation of Ireland, Oughterard Anglers and Boatmans Association and Connacht Angling Council relating to any proposals for new bye-laws on Designated Wild Brown Trout Fisheries.

FOI2018158Business / Interest Group

20 June 2018

A request for the following records:

1. A copy of the current DCCAE standard policy and procedural process applicable specifically to the introduction of angling bye-laws by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, under Section 57 of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010 to include matters such as: a) conception and drafting; b) the seeking of scientific advice; c) the seeking of DCCAE advice; d) the public consultation process; e) the assessment of public submissions; f) the publication of public submissions; g) the seeking of legal advice; h) any other relevant process; i) the timescales for completion of each respective process relevant to the enactment of a new bye-law under Section 57 of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010;

2. A copy of all angling bye-laws enacted by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, under Section 57 of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010.

FOI2018159Journalist

21 June 2018

• The amount spent ensuring that all systems and procedures were GDPR compliant - please detail any spending made to ensure GDPR compliance to date;
• The amount spent on GDPR training to date.

FOI2018160Journalist

25 June 2018

- Copies of all records held by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment referencing the 'Off Target' report by Climate Action Europe.

-  All electronic and written correspondence between the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment and representatives of the the European Commission  referencing fines in relation to Renewable Energy Targets in the period of Jan 2018 - Jun 2018.

-  All electronic and written correspondence between the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment and representatives of the United Nations referencing fines in relation to the Paris Agreement in the period of Jan 2018 - Jun 2018.

FOI2018161Journalist

25 June 2018

- Copies of all correspondence from groups making representations or comments on behalf of the peat industry, including Turf Cutters and Contractors Association, with the Minister or department officials.

- Memos or notes of any meetings held between the Minister or department officials with groups making representations or comments on behalf of the peat industry, including Turf Cutters and Contractors Association, since January 1st, 2017.

Withdrawn28 June 2018
FOI2018162Business / Interest Group

25 June 2018

All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date relating to the following FOI requests concerning the subject matter of the Oughterard Anglers & Boatmen Assocation. FOI201837, FOI201839, FOI201840, FOI201898.

FOI2018163Journalist

26 June 2018

Correspondence between Minister Denis Naughten and Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTO) this year.

Part - granted

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11 July 2018
FOI2018164Member of the Public

28 June 2018

A copy of the agreement plan or proposal by ELEVS (End of Life Vechicle Environmental Services) and the Department concerning the producer responsibility initative for end of life vechicles and authorised treatment facilities.                        

A copy of any report (Annual or Periodic) which ELVES are required to submit to the Department which illustrates how the scheme is run, financed, finances are distributed and ELVS are accounted for.

FOI2018165Business / Interest Group

02 July 2018

Minutes / briefings / memos relating to the meeting between Asst. Secretary Matthew Collins and Neil Walker, Ibec Infrastructure, Energy and Environment; as outlined in the following lobby return: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/14253/ibec

FOI2018166Journalist

02 July 2018

- Records of all correspondence, communication between the Dept (Dept officials, up to and including dept ministers) and the telecoms company Imagine (Imagine Communications Group), including Sean Bolger (CEO) and other officers and representatives of the company, between January 1st and June 30th, 2018.
- Also: minutes of any meetings relating to Imagine or communications with Imagine or its representatives.

FOI2018167Business / Interest Group

02 July 2018

• A report on NDRC authored by Indecon;
• Any correspondence between NDRC and the Department regarding the extension of the NDRC concession agreement from 2018-2019;
• Any documents, correspondence or reports on Department plans for a successor concession agreement to the one currently held by NDRC.

FOI2018168Journalist

03 July 2018

- The amount of money categorised as "miscellaneous spending/miscellaneous expenditure" by the Department for the calendar year 2017.
- A line by line breakdown from your financial system of all the items categorised as miscellaneous as per the above.

FOI2018169Journalist

04 July 2018

1. From 2012-present, a list of any audits carried by the Department's Internal Audit Division.
2. From 2012-present, a list of any external audits commissioned by the Department.
My preference is to receive these records in electronic, machine-readable format, if possible.
I can confirm that I am not including C&AG's audits.
I am referring to any audits carried out on behalf of the Department by private consultants, accountants etc, including the external validation, referred to in the PQ you had mentioned.

FOI2018170Journalist

05/07/2018

- All risk assessments, white papers or briefs held by the Department of Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment that assess the impact of a potential hard border on criminal or terrorist activity in Northern Ireland for the period Jan 2015- June 2018.

- All records, briefs or reports relating to illegal cross-border activity including illegal dumping along the Northern Irish border for the period Jan 2015- June 2018.

Withdrawn12 July 2018
FOI2018171Journalist

09/07/2018

- All correspondence (written, digital, text, other formats) between the Minister; Minister of State Sean Kyne; Secretary General Mark Griffin;  Assistant Secretary Ciarán Ó hÓbáin and external bodies relating to the National Cyber Security Centre.
- All briefing documents held by the Department relating to the the National Cyber Security Centre.

The time period should cover February 1, 2018 to July 9, 2018.

FOI2018172Member of the Public

13 July 2018

A copy of the financial review of the National Digital Research Centre carried out by the department's financial adviser in July 2016. (This review if referenced in the January 2018 internal audit of the NDRC).

FOI2018173Business / Interest Group

18 July 2018

All monies paid by the Department to groups including all ENGO's for the years 2016/2017 and also to the Environmental Protection Agency for the same years.

FOI2018174Journalist

18 July 2018

1. All correspondence from 1 December 2017, to 17 July 2018 relating to the appointment of a Digital Safety Commissioner. This correspondence should include letters, texts, emails, memos, essentially all internal correspondence sent from Minister Naughten's office to Cabinet colleagues.

2.  All correspondence as stated above from Minister Denis Naughten TD, in relation to the establishment of the Digital Safety Commissioner's office to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD.

3. All correspondence for the above dates to Minister Zappone TD, and Minister Bruton TD, discussing the Digital Safety Commissioner and the office.

FOI2018175Journalist

18 July 2018

The Minister has said he has "consulted widely" about plans to create an office of Digital Safety Commissioner.  I would like copies of all records (including memos, emails, letters, minutes of meetings, etc) in relation to the Minister's consultations on this subject from 1 November, 2017 to date.

FOI2018176Journalist

20 July 2018

All records relating to contact or correspondence from Facebook, Twitter, Google relating to the establishment of a Digital Safety Commissioner since September 2016.

FOI2018177Business / Interest Group

24 July 2018

All documents, communication and correspondence between the Minister and ESB Wind Development Limited, ESB and its associated companies ESB Networks and ESB International, in relation to the Woodhouse Wind Farm from 1 January 2002 to date. 


 

FOI2018178Member of the Public

24 July 2018

Correspondence between Facebook Ireland Limited and the Department relating to:

Facebook's response to Cambridge Analytica

Online advertising and Social Media Transparency Bill 2017

Meeting minutes between Minister Denis Naughten TD and Niamh Sweeney as per topics above and lobbying return (attached to request) for period 1 January 2018 and 30 April 2018.

FOI2018179Member of the Public

24 July 2018

Correspondence between Facebook Ireland Limited and the Department relating to:

Facebook's approach to privacy by design

Facebook GDPR preparation

Proposed Platform Regulation

Meeting minutes between Minister Breen TD, and Niamh Sweeney as per topics above and lobbying return (attached to request).

Withdrawn

26 July 2018


 


 

FOI2018180Journalist

24 July 2018

Notes, agenda, minutes, correspondence and all other documents or digital files relating to meetings or other communications between the Minister and Facebook staff or lobbyists between 1 May and   24 July 2018.  For background, a press release issued on 18 July stated that the Minister would be meeting with Facebook management on 19 July in New York.

FOI2018181Journalist

25 July 2018

I am seeking copies of all correspondence between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Denis Naughten, Senator Maura Hopkins and TD Eugene Murphy and TD Michael Fitzmaurice concerning the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea in Roscommon between May 1st and July 20th this year.

Withdrawn25 July 2018
FOI2018182Journalist

25 July 2018

I am seeking copies of all correspondence between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Denis Naughten concerning the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea in Roscommon between May 1st and July 20th this year.

Withdrawn27 July 2018
FOI2018183Journalist

26 July 2018

Any correspondence from Russia Today or its representatives during 2018 regarding its office in the Dublin Digital Hub.

Please also include any internal correspondence / memos / briefings created since the start of 2018 regarding Russia Today's tenancy.

Any correspondence regarding Russia Today's tenancy since the start of 2018 with any third parties, including other government departments

FOI2018184Journalist

26 July 2018

Under the FOI Act 2014, I am seeking the following:
- copies of minutes or notes taken at the meeting between Minister Naughten and Facebook in New York.
- copies of any presentations/briefing materials given to Minister Naughten by Facebook.
- copies of any briefing materials prepared for Minister Naughten in advance of the meeting.
- copies of any correspondence between Minister Naughten and his private office and Facebook in run-up and subsequent to the above meeting.

FOI2018185Business / Interest Group

30 July 2018

All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date between Mr. Paul Byrne of the Irish Pike Society (IPS) and the Dept. of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

FOI2018186Business / Interest Group

30 July 2018

All Correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date between Mr. Paul Byrne of Rockbrook Engineering, Kilcarberry Business Park, Grangecastle, Dublin 22 and the Dept. of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

FOI2018187Business / Interest Group

30 July 2018

All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date relating to the following FOI requests concerning the subject matter of the Oughterard Anglers and Boatmen Association.    

FOI2018156 

FOI2018157

FOI2018188Business / Interest Group

30 July 2018

All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date relating to the following FOI requests concerning the subject matter of the Owenriff River/Owenriff system/Owenriff Catchment in Oughterard, Co. Galway.    

FOI2018154           

FOI2018155

FOI2018189Journalist

31 July 2018

I am looking for any records or correspondence relating to SSE's decision to withdraw from the consortium with Enet which was the only remaining bidder under the National Broadband Plan.

FOI2018190Journalist

31 July 2018

All correspondence (written, digital, text, other formats) between any combination of the following people:

Minister Denis Naughten; Minister of State Sean Kyne; Secretary General Mark Griffin;  Assistant Secretary Ciarán Ó hÓbáin and NBP Programme Director Fergal Mulligan in relation to SSE's withdrawal from the Enet-led consortium bidding for the National Broadband Plan (NBP).

The time period should cover June 1 to July 31, 2018.

FOI2018191Journalist

31 July 2018

1. A record of correspondence to and from Minister Naughten's office and the Association of Telecommunications Operators about the Commission for Communications Regulation resources, powers and vacancies. This may include but is not limited to briefing documents, memos, letters, emails, draft documents, and internal correspondence.
2. A record of correspondence to and from the Department staff listed below and the Association of Telecommunications Operators about the Commission for Communications Regulation resources, powers and vacancies. This may include but is not limited to briefing documents, memos, letters, emails, draft documents, and internal correspondence.
a. Ciarán Ó hÓbáin Assistant Secretary
b. Mark Griffin Secretary General
c. Ross Elwood Special Advisor
d. Suzanne Coogan Special Advisor

I can confirm my request relates to the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTO).

The following lobbying register entry may be of use as my request follows on from this: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28250/raidi%C3%B3--teilif%C3%ADs-%C3%A9ireann.

FOI2018192Journalist

31 July 2018

1. A record of correspondence to and from Minister Naughten's office and Google/Google Ireland Limited including but not limited to briefing documents, memos, letters, emails, draft documents, and internal correspondence.
2. A record of all meetings Minister Naughten and/or Dept Communications staff had with Google representatives and the notes from these meetings.
3. A record of correspondence to and from the Department staff listed below and Google/Google Ireland Limited, including but not limited to briefing documents, memos, letters, emails, draft documents, and internal correspondence.
a. Ciarán Ó hÓbáin Assistant Secretary
b. Mark Griffin Secretary General
c. Ross Elwood Special Advisor
d. Suzanne Coogan Special Advisor

FOI2018193Journalist

31 July 2018

1. A record of correspondence to and from Minister Naughten's office and BT Ireland including but not limited to briefing documents, memos, letters, emails, draft documents, and internal correspondence.
2. A record of all meetings Minister Naughten and/or Dept Communications staff had with BT Ireland representatives and the notes from these meetings.
3. A record of correspondence to and from the Department staff listed below and BT Ireland, including but not limited to briefing documents, memos, letters, emails, draft documents, and internal correspondence.
a. Ciarán Ó hÓbáin Assistant Secretary
b. Mark Griffin Secretary General
c. Ross Elwood Special Advisor
d. Suzanne Coogan Special Advisor

FOI2018194Journalist

31 July 2018

1. A record of correspondence to and from Minister Naughten's office and SSE about the company's decision to leave the Enet consortium. This should include but is not limited to briefing documents, memos, letters, emails, draft documents, and internal correspondence.
2. A record of all meetings Minister Naughten and/or Dept Communications staff had with SSE representatives and the notes from these meetings.
3. A record of correspondence to and from the Department staff listed below and SSE, including but not limited to briefing documents, memos, letters, emails, draft documents, and internal correspondence.
a. Ciarán Ó hÓbáin Assistant Secretary
b. Mark Griffin Secretary General
c. Ross Elwood Special Advisor
d. Suzanne Coogan Special Advisor
4. A record of all briefing documents prepared for the minister and his cabinet colleagues about SSE's role in the National Broadband Plan.

FOI2018195Journalist

07 August 2018

The minutes of all meetings between Department officials and representatives of Enet attended by Katherine Licken in relation to the National Broadband Plan (NBP).

The time period should cover January 1, 2015 to January 1, 2017.

FOI2018196Journalist

02 August 2018

The period I am interested in is 1 Jan, 2018 to 30 Apr, 2018
 
I am seeking copies of all records, to include files, letters, emails, briefing notes (including departmental briefings) , meeting minutes, relating to meetings and correspondence between Facebook Ireland Limited and Pat Breen or department officials, as registered in this return: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28783/facebook-ireland-limited

Withdrawn02 August 2018
FOI2018197Journalist

02 August 2018

All records, to include files, letters, emails, briefing notes (including departmental briefings) , meeting minutes, relating to meetings and correspondence between Facebook Ireland Limited and Denis Naughten or department officials, as registered in this return: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28785/facebook-ireland-limited

Withdrawn 22 August 2018
FOI2018198Journalist

02 August 2018

Dated between April 9, 2018 and the date of this letter.
• A record of all correspondence, letters, emails, briefing documents and phone calls to and from the Minister's office with Facebook.
• A record of all correspondence, letters, emails, briefing documents and phone calls to and from the Minister of States' offices with Facebook.
• A record of briefing documents prepared for the ministers and advisors about Facebook.
• Minutes and notes from meetings members of the Department, including but not limited to the ministers, advisors and secretary general, had with Facebook representatives.

FOI2018199Business / Interest Group

03 August 2018

1. A copy of the Eirgrid/ESB Response to NEPP submission to the Department in relation to the Ecofys Report – Date circa July 2009.
2. A copy of the report titled 'International Comparative Practice in the Approach to and Levels of Compensation of Property Owners in Proximity to High-Voltage Transmission Lines' which was submitted to the Department by the consultant engaged to prepare same.
3. Any correspondence between Eirgrid and/or ESB and the Department in relation to the report 'International Comparative Practice in the Approach to and Levels of Compensation of Property Owners in Proximity to High-Voltage Transmission Lines'.
4. A copy of the report "Independent Study into the Technical Feasibility and Cost of Undergrounding the NSIC Project".
5. Any correspondence between Eirgird and/or ESB and the Department in relation to the report "Independent Study into the Technical Feasibility and Cost of Undergrounding the NSIC Project".

FOI2018200Journalist

07 August 2018

1) The appointments diary of the Communications Minister from January 1, 2018 to June 31, 2018, inclusive.

2) The appointments diary of the CommunicationsMinister from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.  (We understand this covers two different Ministers).   

Granted

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31 August 2018
FOI2018201Business / Interest Group

08 August 2018

All briefings of your department by Eirgrid in relation to EirGrid's "The Laois – Kilkenny Reinforcement Project" dating from January 1st 2017 to the present day August 6th 2018.
Please include all correspondence (e.g. in writing, in electronic mail, records of phone calls/text messages etc., minutes of meetings, records of meetings, social media) between officials of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Eirgrid and/or any agent acting on behalf of Eirgrid ( ESB, ESBI, Reach Active, as an example) in relation to the Laois - Kilkenny Reinforcement Project.

FOI2018202Business / Interest Group

08 August 2018

All correspondece, memoranda, writen records, emails and any other communications to date between Martin E. Marren Solicitors, 10 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4 and the Dept. of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) concerning the following subject maters;

Pike (Esox lucius),

Brown Trout (Salmo trutta),

Lough Corrib,

Salmonid Designation,

Oughterard Anglers & Boatmen Association,

Seán Kyne TD,

Denis Maher Principal - DCCAE,

Pike Managment,

Dr. Debbi Pedreschi,

Special Areas of Conservation,

Irish Pike Society,

Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs,

Mr. Paul Byrne,

Mr. Ian Forde,

Mr. John Chambers,

Dr. Ciarán Byrne - Inland Fisheries Ireland,

Ms. Suzanne Campion - Inlad Fisheries Ireland.

FOI2018203Member of the Public

13 August 2018

The minutes of any meeting held between 1st January 1999 and 8th July 1999 in relation to the planned flotation of Eircom (then Telecom Éireann) on the stock exchange, including any briefings/memos/reports/correspondence or other documentation prepared for the Minister before each meeting or arising out of any meeting.

Refused

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10 September 2018
FOI2018204Journalist

20 August 2018

Copies of minutes or notes taken at the meeting between senior officials from the Dept and Facebook in Dublin (immediately after the NY meeting).
- copies of any presentations/briefing materials given or prepared for the meeting.
- copies of any correspondence between the Department and Facebook with a date range beginning July 17 to date of receipt of this request.

FOI2018205Journalist

20 August 2018

Copies of correspondence between the Minister/Minister's's office/Department and Facebook dated March 1 2018 to date (August 20 2018).

FOI2018206Journalist

20 August 2018

All briefing notes prepared for all Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment Ministers on the North-South Interconnector project.

I request all documents prepared between January 1st 2016 and August 20th 2018.

FOI2018207Journalist

22 August 2018

All records and details held in the department in relation to the cost of preparing and publishing the department's annual reports.
 
These to include, but not be limited to, the following:
 
• The specific cost paid for the compilation and presentation of the official report of the Department for the most recent calendar year?
• Copies of records relating to the costs of reports published for the past three consecutive years if applicable; 2017, 2016 and 2015?
• Additional and separately the costs for the publication of the reports in Irish?
• If the report was prepared out-of-house, who secured the contract for this project?
• Was the contract tendered if yes to above?
• Copies of records relating to any other costs associated with publications?

FOI2018208Journalist

28 August 2018

Any documents, correspondence, diary and meeting entries, meeting minutes and briefing notes, between any banking or financial institution and the Minister of Communications and his department in relation to any proposals or suggestion of the post office network (An Post) facilitating or extending their remit to facilitate financial, banking or community banking services.

I would like the time period from May 2017 to 28 August 2018 to be applied.

FOI2018209Journalist

28 August 2018

Copies of all records held by your Department relating to S.I. No. 309 of 2018.
Copies of any correspondence and submissions received by the Department in advance of the making of S.I. No. 309 of 2018 by the Minister.

FOI2018210Journalist

29 August 2018

1. The audit carried out on behalf of the Department of Communications, Climate Action, and Environment, entitled 'Governance of DHDA' File Ref: IAU 18/02/01.

2. Any briefing notes/memos/internal correspondence etc that related to the above-named audit.

FOI2018211Journalist

29 August 2018

• All electronic and written correspondence between the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment in relation to Renewable Energy Targets.
• All electronic and written correspondence between the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment referencing fines in relation to the Paris Agreement.

FOI2018212Journalist

29 August 2018

I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, access to a copy of the correspondence between ABO Wind Ireland and Eamonn Confrey regarding setback distances of windfarms, as referred to in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/30095/abo-wind-ireland-limited

FOI2018213Member of the Public

05 September 2018

A copy of all correspondence(including emails) that Minister Denis Naughten received in relation to the abortion referendum between January 1, 2018 and May 25, 2018.

FOI2018214Journalist

07 September 2018

Copies of any briefings/submissions prepared for Minister Naughten regarding the recent closure of post offices.
Copies of any representations (political representatives only) received by the Dept and the response that issued in each case.

FOI2018215Journalist

07 September 2018

Copies of any correspondence (written or email) between any staff in the energy section of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, and any representative of EirGrid from Friday 11th May 2018 up to Friday 7th September 2018 (inclusive), concerning the proposed development of the North South interconnector.

I also seek any correspondence from staff in the energy section of the department relating to the work of the Independent Expert Group (Bo Normark, Ronnie Belmans and Keith Bell), and the compensation study commissioned last year from Dr Kevin Hannigan, from September 1st 2017 to Friday 7th September 2018 (inclusive). This request includes any emails regarding  travel and accommodation expenses claimed by the three members of the IEG for their visit to Dublin on November 16/17th 2017 and any correspondence relating to the expenses incurred by Dr Keith Hannigan for his report on compensation levels in other European countries for those living in proximity to overhead lines.

A list of any correspondence (written or email) between the Special Advisors of the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Suzanne Coogan and (until April 2018) Ross Elwood, and any representative of EirGrid from   (1st ) June 2016 until 7th September 2018 regarding EirGrid activities including the North South interconnector, the Celtic interconnector, and the Laois Kilkenny Reinforcement Project, taking in the proposed sub station at Ratheniska, Coolnabacca.

A list of any correspondence (written or email) between the Special Advisors of the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Suzanne Coogan and (until April 2018) Ross Elwood, and any staff in the energy section of the Department from (1st ) June 2016 until 7th September 2018 regarding EirGrid activities including the North South interconnector, the Celtic interconnector, and the Laois Kilkenny Reinforcement Project, such as the proposed sub station at Ratheniska, Coolnabacca.

A full copy of all the weekly bulletins sent by EirGrid senior staff (mainly Padraig Slyne or Rosemary Steen) to Kevin Brady, Eamonn Confrey or any other official in the energy section of the Department from 1st January 2015 up to Friday 7th September 2018.

FOI2018216Member of the Public

10 September 2018

In January 2018, Minister Denis Naughten undertook to investigate issues raised by the RTS Action Group Regarding the Laois-Kilkenny Reinforcement Project.

This resulted in a document being produced by DCCAE which is dated 30th April 2018 and entitled "Note for Information; Laois - Kilkenny Reinforcement Project; Proposed electricity sub-station, Coolnabacky, Ratheniska, County Laois."

Under the Freedom of Information Act, can you please provide:

• A copy of all correspondence distributing / circulating this "information note" (entitled "Note for Information; Laois - Kilkenny Reinforcement Project; Proposed electricity sub-station, Coolnabacky, Ratheniska, County Laois." dated 30th April 2018) I.e. who was it sent to? Please provide copies of the cover letters / emails / faxes / memos etc. Please consider the time period 30th April 2018 - today 09th September 2018.

FOI2018217Journalist

10 September 2018

All details in all formats related to meetings between Assistant Secretary Michael Manley and Pardus Energy including communications pre and prior to meeting.

FOI2018218Journalist

11 September 2018

Correspondence between the Communications Workers' Union (CWU) and Minister Denis Naughten regarding the contract to collect the TV licence fee sent between 1 May 2018 and 31 August 2018 (as referenced in the Register of Lobbying).

FOI2018219Journalist

12 September 2018

1. All correspondence including email and written between Minister Naughten and the Secretary General related to post office closures/an post retirement scheme sent between June 1st 2018 and September 12th 2018. To include records from personal email addresses.
2. All briefing material, notes and advice prepared for the minister in relation to the closure of post offices/an post retirement scheme.

FOI2018220Oireachtas / Public Representative

14 September 2018

To provide a tabular breakdown of the number of pension payments that have been paid out of the following post office locations in the years between 2010 and 2018: Killeshandra Post Office, Co. Cavan;  Corraneary, Co. Cavan; Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan; Mountnugent, Co. Cavan; Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan; and Tullyvin, Co.Cavan" Clontibret, Co. Monaghan, Dartrey, Co Monaghan; Smithborough in County Monaghan; Batterstown Co Meath; Bellewstown Co Meath; Clonalvy, Co Meath; Drumree, Co Meath; Dunsany, Co Meath; Rathmolyan, Co Meath and Tara, Co Meath.

Withdrawn18 September 2018
FOI2018221Oireachtas / Public Representative

17 September 2018

All correspondence between the Broadband Competence Office in the Department and the European Commission with regard to the National Broadband Programme.

Withdrawn18 September 2018
FOI2018222Oireachtas / Public Representative

17 September 2018

Records and correspondence realting to the set up of Broadband Competence Offices in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. I further request information related to the costs of setting up of the BCO in Ireland.

Withdrawn18 September 2018
FOI2018223Business / Interest Group

17 September 2018

Details of any indemnity given by the Minister to the main contractor, Hammond Lane Limited or any of the subcontractors engaged by the Department in relation cleanup of the Irish Steel Site in Haulbowline, Co Cork.

FOI2018224Journalist

17 September 2018

A letter sent to the Department of Communications by the European Commission in July regarding Ireland missing the deadline for transposing the NIS directive into law, as referenced here: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-asks-member-states-transpose-national-laws-eu-wide-legislation-cybersecurity

FOI2018225Oireachtas / Public Representative

18 September 2018

Records and correspondence in respect of the National Broadband Plan between the European Commission and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment relating to the Broadband Competence Office.

FOI2018226Business / Interest Group

19 September 2018

(1) Any and all memoranda, accounts, emails, letters and notes detailing the decommissioning of the Crumb Rubber Waste Facility at Mooretown, Dromiskin       

(2) Any and all memoranda, emails, letters and notes detailing obtaining and ensuring compliance with Statutory Instruments no 821 of the Waste Management (Facility and Permit) Regulation 2007 for the Crumb Rubber Waste facility at Mooretown, Dromiskin.                                                                                                                     

FOI2018227Member of the Public

20 September 2018

Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, Part 7, Chapter 1, Section 97, Subsection 16 An audience council shall, not later than 30 June in each year, make an annual report to the Minister, the board of its corporation and the Authority, of its proceedings during the preceding financial year. An audience council may, and if requested to do so by the Minister shall, make special reports to the Minister during any year. 

I would like a copy of the Audience Council Annual Report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for both Audience Councils (TG4 and RTÉ) as provide to the Minister.

FOI2018228Journalist

21 September 2018

In accordance with section 12 of the Act, I wish to request access to the following records:

All correspondence, meeting notes and other documents involving the department and/or the Minister and John Moran and/or Grange Backup Power Limited for the period 1 May, 2018 to 21 September, 2018 inclusive.

For background, I am following up on this entry in the Lobbying Register: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/28943/rhh-international

FOI2018229Journalist

21 September 2018

I with to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, access to any briefings / memos / minutes arising out of the meeting between An Post and Patricia Cronin during 2018 as documented in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/32871/an-post

FOI2018230Journalist

21 September 2018

All records associated with this entry in the lobbying database https://www.lobbying.ie/return/31937/microsoft-ireland-operations-ltd

FOI2018231Journalist

28 September 2018

Copies of all correspondence with executives from Facebook and Google from June 1, 2016 to date in 2018, including all electronic communications, internal memos, diary notifications, regarding ePrivacy

FOI2018232Journalist

24 September 2018

All records associated with this entry in the lobbying database: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/32094/amazon-uk-services-ltd

FOI2018233Journalist

25 September 2018

All records including correspondence between Eir chairman David McRedmond, Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon and/or any other representative from Eir, to the Minister of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and any of his special advisers dating between May 1st 2018 and August 31st 2018.

Here is the lobbying register link to which FOI refers: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/33113/eircom-limited

FOI2018234Journalist

25 September 2018

I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, access to any minutes / briefings / memos / correspondence relating to the meeting between Sky Ireland and Suzanne Coogan documented in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/32461/sky-ireland

 

FOI2018235Journalist

26 September 2018

I request under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 the following records held by the Department of Communications, Climate action and Environment:

- All correspondence and briefing notes relating to Actavo (or Siteserv) and the National Broadband Plan (NBP).

The request should cover the time period of August 1 to September 26, 2018.

FOI2018236Journalist

28 September 2018

Copies of all correspondence, email or written,  received by Minister Denis Naughten concerning the closure of post offices in counties Roscommon, Longford or Leitrim between the 1st of May 2018 and the  25th of September 2018?

Copies of all written responses, emailed or written, by  Minister Denis Naughten concerning the closure of post offices in county Roscommon, Longford or Leitrim between the 1st of May 2018 and the  25th of September 2018?

All correspondence received by Minister Denis Naughten from An Post regarding Athleague post-office between 1st of May 2018 and 25th of September 2018?

FOI2018237Journalist

01 October 2018

Under the FOI Act 2014, I am seeking the following:
- copies of the minutes of the board meetings of the National Cyber Security Centre for 2017 and 2018.

FOI2018238Member of the Public

02 October 2018

All information of construction and development on the decommissioned lead mine (Deko's cave) in WhiteRock, Dalkey.

FOI2018239JournalistA ll records which relate to a dinner attended by Minister Naughten TD, hosted by David McCourt in New York in mid July, o include any minutes or notes arising from the discussion with Mr McCourt, and any briefing notes prepared in advance of the discussion.

Granted

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4 October 2018

 

FOI2018240Journalist

04 October 2018


 

I wish to request the following records under the Freedom of Information Act.                                          All records related to the media response to the Times Ireland newspaper story published on October 4th 2018. To include emails, notes, briefing material prior to the publication of the story. To include correspondence between Minister Naughten and his special advisers. To include correspondence between Minister Naughten's private secretary and his special advisers.

FOI2018241Journalist

04 October 2018


 

I am requesting the number of Irish properties that:

1) paid their TV license in 2017 and 2018, with a breakdown of these statistics per county.

2) did not pay their TV licence in 2017 and 2018, with a breakdown of these statistics per county.

FOI2018242Oireachtas / Public Representative

05 October 2018

A copy of minutes taken at a dinner meeting in New York with David McCourt and persons acting on behalf of David McCourt.

FOI2018243Oireachtas / Public Representative

19 October 2018

All emails, and hard copy correspondence and minutes from meetings and engagements with EIR and persons acting on behalf of EIR from 1st January 2018 and 4th October 2018 relating to the National Broadband Plan.

FOI2018244Oireachtas / Public Representative

05 October 2018

All diary entries to his diary (the Minister) from 1st January 2018 to 4th October 2018; a copy and or schedule of all meetings he (the Minister) attended in 2018 to date.

FOI2018245

Oireachtas / Public Representative

 

05 October 2018


 

All costs and expenses incurred during the Minister's and officials travel episode to New York in July 2018; A copy of all receipts retained from cash and credit and or debit card payments during the trip to New York in July 2018.

FOI2018246Oireachtas / Public Representative

05 October 2018

All emails and hard copy correspondence between his office, his Department officials and the KN Group from 1st January 2017 and 4th October 2018 and; persons acting on behalf of the KN Group.

FOI2018247Oireachtas / Public Representative

05 October 2018

 

All emails and hard copy correspondence between his office, his Department officials and Nokia from January 1st 2017 and October 4th 2018 and; persons acting on behalf of Nokia.

FOI2018248Oireachtas / Public Representative

05 October 2018

All emails and hard copy correspondence between his office, his Department officials and The Kelly Group from January 1st 2017 to October 4th 2018 and; persons acting on behalf of The Kelly Group for the same time period.

FOI2018249Oireachtas / Public Representative

19 October 2018

All emails and hard copy correspondence between former Minister Naughten, his office, his Department officials and Granahan McCourt and E-Net from January 1st 2017 to October 4th 2018 and; persons acting on behalf of Granahan McCourt and E-Net for the same period; relating to the NBP and the extension of the contract to E-net to maintain the MANs network.

FOI2018250Oireachtas / Public Representative

05 October 2018

All emails and hard copy correspondence between his office, his Department officials and Actavo from January 1st 2017 and 4th October 2018 and; persons acting on behalf of Actavo for the same time period.

FOI2018251Oireachtas / Public Representative

05 October 2018

All texts and whatsapp messages exchanged between the Minister and his officials and David McCourt and persons representing David McCourt during the month of July and August 2018 and correspondence exchanged relevant to this request to include private email addresses and all to be supplied in its original electronic format and hard copy.

FOI2018252Journalist

05 October 2018

 

Under Freedom of Information I wish to request access to the follow records

• All correspondence between the Minister for Communications and his office and David McCourt, the head of Granahan McCourt, or representatives on his behalf between the period 01 January 2018 and 05 October 2018.

• Copies of any notes, memos or minutes of meetings between the Minister and officials in the department and David McCourt from the period 01 January 2018 to 05 October 2018.

• All correspondence to the Minister for Communications and his office related to the national broadband plan between the period 01 January 2018 and 05 October 2018.

FOI2018253Member of the Public

05 October 2018

 

All correspondence between 2000-2001 regarding the creation and operation of the Environment Fund

All correspondence and records between 1998-2002 on the consultation process and introduction of the plastic bag levy (e.g between the Department of the Environment and Local Government and the Department of Finance, Revenue Commissioners, Local Authorities, manufacturing industry, retailers, and consumers.

All correspondence from the Minister for the Environment and Local Government serving 1998-2002 regarding a plastic bag levy on consumers.

All correspondence pertaining to discussions within the Department and externally in the years 2000 and 2001 on the exemptions to the plastic bag levy introduced in 2002 (e.g. plastic bags sold on ships, planes, in airports.)

Records of discussions and correspondence between 2003 and 2005 to extending the plastic bag levy to levies other areas (e.g. chewing gum).

Withdrawn22 October 2018
FOI2018254​Member of the Public

​08 October 2018

The Business case for the proposed Galway ringroad project (or equilivant wording) as presented for cabinet approval the week beginning 1st October 2018

FOI2018255Oireachtas / Public Representative

08 October 2018

All emails and hard copy communications between him, his officials and advisors and Arthur Cox regarding the bidding and tendering of the National Broadband Plan in 2017 and to date in 2018.

FOI2018256Oireachtas / Public Representative

08 October 2018

 

All emails and communications from the Minster Denis Naughten to Les Carberry, Seana McGearty, Suzie Coogan and Jean Andrews (all DCCAE staff) from 14th July 2018 to 21st July 2018.

Searches of any relevant private email addresses are to be considered when processing the request. Searches of all messaging services, text and whatsapp are to be considered when processing the request.

FOI2018257Oireachtas / Public Representative

08 October 2018

 

A calls log for the Minister's mobile phones to cover the period 14th July 2018 to 21st July 2018.

A copy of all texts and other messages sent to and from the Minister and his officials mobile phones during their travel episode to New York in July 2018.

Searches of all relevant private emails and mobile phone messaging services are to be considered when processing the request.

FOI2018258Journalist

09 October 2018

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, I wish to request a copy of all records relating to the composition and drafting of the press release issued by the Department on October 2 entitled "Government considers two independent reports on the North-South Interconnector".

The records should include copies of any draft versions of the press release and any communications within the department and with external parties on its contents.  The records should include, but not be limited to, all relevant e-mails (and any attachments therein), phone text messages and messages from Whatsapp groups.

FOI2018259Business / Interest Group

09 October 2018

 

A copy of FOI requests referenced as FOI2018185, FOI2018186, FOI2018187 & FOI2018188 by the DCCAE and any responses and/or communications related to same to/from the DCCAE.

FOI2018260Business / Interest Group

09 October 2018

 

1) All records, including but not limited to letters, emails, scheduling requests, notes, text messages, instant messages, any emails within the personal email account of the Minister, minutes, representation requests or correspondence related to all of the following:

a) A meeting with the CEO of Huawei on Dec 11, 2017

b) A meeting re the NBP on Dec 21, 2017

c) A lunch meeting between the Minister and McCourt on April 18, 2018

d) A meeting with the Taoiseach and Minster for Finance re broadband on May 2, 2018

e) A meeting/book launch with the Minister and McCourt on May 14, 2018

f) A meeting involving eNet at 16.15 on June 26, 2018

g) A meeting involving McCourt/Enet in New York on July 16, 2018

2) The minister's appointments diary from July 1 to October 9, 2018, inclusive.

FOI2018261Business / Interest Group

09 October 2018

 

Under the FOI Act I wish to seek the following records:

1) Any reviews, consultant reports, analyses, value for money reviews or cost benefit analyses carried out by the Department or third parties acting on behalf of or paid for by the Department or its contractors in relation to the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) between January 1, 2016 and September 30, 2018.

2) All records related to a decision by the Minister in April/May 2017 to co-terminate the MAN concession agreements in 2030. This should include but not be limited to, correspondence, emails, meeting minutes, notes and agendas related to that decision.

3) Any correspondence between the Department/Minister and Enet following the completion of any analyses or reviews, relating to those analyses or reviews from January 2017 to December 2017.

FOI2018262Business / Interest Group

10 October 2018

A copy of FOI request referenced as FOI2018202 by the DCCAE and any responses and/or communications related to/from the DCCAE.

FOI2018263Business / Interest Group

10 October 2018

Request from the DCCAE the names of the persons currently on a panel tasked with formulating and drafting legislation related to Inland Fisheries.

Request from the DCCAE details of the selection process that led to the appointment of persons to a panel currently formulating and drafting legislation related to Inland Fisheries.

FOI2018264Journalist

10 October 2018

 

All documentation relating to the National Broadband project re-appraisal exercise conducted by the department following the withdrawal of Eir from the procurement process.

FOI2018265Member of the Public

11 October 2018

Statistical records on actions to clean areas in and around Dublin polluted due to illegal dumping of waste. The documents should include the actions of cleaning in a five year period from 2013-2018.

Withdrawn22 October 2018
FOI2018266Member of the Public

11 October 2018

Statistical records on areas in and around Dublin polluted due to illegal dumping of waste. The documents should be from a five year period from January 1st 2013 to January 1st 2018.

Withdrawn08 November 2018
FOI2018267Journalist

11 October 2018

 

Access to a copy of all correspondence between David McCourt and Minister Naughten since May 6, 2016.

FOI2018268Business / Interest Group

11 October 2018

 

Tá mé ag scríobh chugat faoin Acht um Shaoráil Faisnéise, agus ba mhaith liom an t-eolas seo a leanas a fháil uait le do thoil:

1. Cá mhéad airgid atá caite ag Roinn Cumarsáide, Gníomhaithe ar son na hAeráide agus Comhshaoil

ar sheirbhísí trí Ghaeilge agus thionscadail, deontáisí, imeachtaí nó eile atá bainte leis an nGaeilge le ceithre bhliain anuas?

2. Briseadh síos ar na costais seo don tréimhse ceánna de réir bliana.

3. Cén céatadán é seo den chaiteachas iomlán don tréimhse seo de réir bliana?

FOI2018269Journalist

11 October 2018

 

I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, access to all correspondence during 2018 between Pack2go Europe and Denis Naughten.

Details of some of the correspondence is included in the following lobbying return:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/33461/pack2go-europe

FOI2018270Journalist

15 October 2018

 

Please find below a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 for:

1. All records associated with this entry in the lobbying database: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/29256/bt-ireland

Withdrawn16 October 2018
FOI2018271Journalist

15 October 2018

Please find below a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 for:

1. All records associated with this entry in the lobbying database: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/33040/bt-ireland

FOI2018272Journalist

15 October 2018

 

Please find below a request under the Freedom of Information Act for:

1. The letter referred to in this entry in the lobbying database: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/21626/bt-ireland

FOI2018273Member of the Public

15 October 2018

The number of beekeepers and bee hives in the Dublin area.

Withdrawn13 November 2018
FOI2018274Member of the Public

15 October 2018

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, I would like to request a copy of all correspondence (including emails) between (to and from) EirGrid and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, in relation to the Grid West project, since January 1, 2018.

FOI2018275Journalist

16 October 2018

All correspondence written or received by Minister Denis Naughten which refers to "David McCourt" during 2018. This should include Gmail or other non-official emails as well as text messages, etc.

FOI2018276Member of the Public

16 October 2018

 

All records held (internal and external correspondence sent and received, including attachments, memos, briefing notes) in relation to capacity constraints being faced in relation to construction waste, between 1st April and 15th October 2018. 

FOI2018277Journalist

16 October 2018

Under FOI law I would like a copy of all briefing material presented to Minister Bruton upon his appointment as Minister to the Department.

FOI2018278Journalist

17 October 2018

 

1. All submissions made to any audit of the operation MANS network in the years 2002-2006

2. Specifically, this is to include submissions both invited and uninvited

FOI2018279Journalist

18 October 2018

1)    All written correspondence including faxes, e mails, letters, text messages, social media records including whatsapp and other message apps, between ex Minister Denis Naughten and David McCourt/his companies/his representatives from 1st May 2016 to date.

2)    All written correspondence including faxes, e mails, letters, text messages, social network records including whatsapp and other message apps between ex Minister Denis Naughten and Pat Breen from 1st May 2016 to date.

3)    All written internal departmental correspondence including faxes, e mails, letters, memos, reports, text messages, social network records including whatsapp and other message apps, regarding communication between ex Minister Denis Naughten and David McCourt/his companies/his representatives.

FOI2018280Journalist

18 October 2018

All records (including notes, memoranda, correspondence, emails, of contacts, diaries, briefing material, background papers, letters) held by the department dating from 1 May 2018 to October 16, 2018 pertaining to:-

Contacts between the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Mr David McCourt and Granahan McCourt in relation to the National Broadband Plan.

FOI2018281Journalist

19 October 2018

All briefing notes prepared for the Minister.

I wish for my request to cover the period from 01/08/2018 - 18/10/2018.

Withdrawn22 October 2018
FOI2018282Member of the Public

19 October 2018

 

Under the FOI Act 2014, I am seeking the following records (letters, memos, correspondence) on the introduction of the Plastic Bag Levy introduced in 2002:                                                                                 

Access to a copy of the 1999 Consultancy Study on Plastic Bags by Fehily Timoney & Company.      

The subsequent internal submissions to the Minister on the introduction of the plastic bag levy up to the publication of the regulations.

FOI2018283Journalist

22 October 2018

All existing correspondence sent on behalf of the Department  DCCAE on OR  behalf of the Minister to the following people. Dates ranging from Jan 1st 2018 to 22 October 2018.
1) Minister of State Seán Kyne TD – Chair
2) Assistant Secretary Deirdre McDonnell, Department of Education and Skills – Chair of Sponsors' Group
3) Tríona Quill, Principal Officer, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
4) D/Chief Superintendent, Declan Daly, Representative of An Garda Síochána
5) Dr Karen McAuley, Representative of the Office of the Ombudsman for Children
6) Jenny Dolan, Representative of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
7) John Church, CEO, Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
8) Jennifer Glansford, Representative of Age Action Ireland
9) Jane McGarrigle, Project Officer, Webwise.ie
10) Ana Niculescu, Manager, Hotline.ie
11) Paul Cunnane, Chair, ISPAI
12) Áine Lynch, CEO, National Parents' Council (Primary)
13) Ian Power, Executive Director, SpunOut.ie
14) Niamh Sweeney, Head of Public Policy Ireland, Facebook Ireland
15) Ryan Meade, Public Policy and Government Relations Manager,         
Google Ireland
16) Eoghan Ó Faoláin, Technology Ireland (IBEC)
17) Liam O'Brien,  Strategy and External Affairs Director, Vodafone Ireland
18) Alex Cooney, CEO, Cybersafe Ireland
19) Brian O'Neill, DIT
20) Cormac Callanan, Aconite Internet Solutions
 
2: Correspondent between the Department and Prof O'Higgins Norman from DCU for the same dates.

23/10/2018 - Clarification received.
I am seeking correspondence from the Dept to the named 20 individuals regarding their appointment to the new national advisory council.

FOI2018284Journalist

23 October 2018

A copy of all briefing documents prepared for the new minister, and any associated materials.

FOI2018285Journalist

23 October 2018

 A copy of all briefing documents prepared for the new minister of state, and any associated materials.

FOI2018286Journalist

24 October 2018

1. All correspondence in the last five years between the Department of Environment, Department of Toiseach and Repak on plastic recycling.
2. How many tonnes of recycling was rejected from centres over the last five years?
3. Where rejected recycling was redirected over the last five years?

FOI2018287Journalist

23 October 2018

All documentation/correspondence, including emails, records of meetings etc. to and from the Department by all lobby groups/industry bodies/private companies (including Repak and Coca Cola) regarding changes to SUP/Packaging legislation for the period 1st Jan 2018 – 23rd October 2018 (date of receipt of FOI request).

FOI2018290Business / Interest Group

25 October 2018

1. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, email and any other communications to date relating to the following FOI request made to DCCAE - FOI2018259
2. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date between Sean Kyne TD Minister of State at DCCAE and Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO Inland Fisheries Ireland, regarding the draft 2018 Salmonid Bye-Law and proposed amendments to the Coarse Fish Bye-Law(806)2006.
3. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date between Sean Kyne TD Minister of State at DCCAE and Ms. Suzanne Campion, Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries Ireland, regarding the draft 2018 Salmonid Bye-Law and proposed amendments to the Coarse Fish Bye-Law(806)2006.
4. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date between Sean Kyne TD Minister of State at DCCAE and Denis Maher, Principal at DCCAE regarding the draft 2018 Salmonid Bye-Law and proposed amendments to the Coarse Fish Bye-Law(806)2006.
5. All correspondence, memoranda, written records, emails and any other communications to date between Denis Maher, Principal at DCCAE and Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO Inland Fisheries Ireland, regarding the draft 2018 Salmonid Bye-Law and proposed amendments to the Coarse Fish Bye-Law(806)2006.

FOI2018291Journalist

30 October 2018

Under the FOI Act 2014, I am seeking the following:
- a copy of the ministerial brief prepared for Minister Bruton.

FOI2018292Journalist

30 October 2018

Under the FOI Act 2014, I am seeking the following:
- copies of all correspondence between the Dept and management of Virgin Media Television in the period 1 January 2018 to the current date.

FOI2018293Journalist

30 October 2018

I would like to access under FOI law all of the correspondence between the Dept of Climate Change and the Dept of Finance on the issue of an increased carbon tax over the last year.

I would also like to access any correspondence sent to the department on the matter from other bodies, individuals or organisations over the same time period.

FOI2018294Journalist

31 October 2018

• Copies of all contacts, if any, to and from the department about Google, Facebook, Twitter and Apple since Minister Richard Bruton was appointed to the portfolio in October.
• This should include representations made on behalf of Google, Facebook, Twitter and Apple; including emails, invitations, calls or letters between the company and it's staff to Minister Bruton or his department/officials since his appointment to the department in October.
• This information should also include if any emails, invitations, calls or letters were sent to any Google, Facebook, Twitter or Apple employees or officials, from Minister Bruton his officials or staff in his department in the same period.
• This should also include any notes on meetings, or minutes or memos, that were held between officials or representatives from the department and the company.

FOI2018295Business / Interest Group

31 October 2018

With regard to the DCCAE "Inland Fisheries Division - Bye-law Process" received under FOI/2018/158 specifically relating to the "DCCAE standard policy and procedural process applicable specifically to the introduction of angling bye-laws by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, under Section 57 of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010", please provide the following three elements of information relevant to the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018':

Re: Section 2. (Bye-law Process)
1. Management Advice;
2. Scientific Advice;
3. Details of third party consultation;

FOI2018296Business / Interest Group

31 October 2018

With regard to the release of the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-law' on the DCCAE website of 25th October 2018 it was stated that Minister Seán Kyne said, "as Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, I had carefully considered the submissions made in the public consultation".
With regard to the above statement made by Minister Kyne, please provide a copy of any and all of the following:
1. Any post consultation communications between the DCCAE and Minister Sean Kyne;
2. A copy of all DCCAE post public consultation deliberations;
3. A copy of all DCCAE public consultation deliberation conclusions and recommendations;
4. Any other communications between the DCCAE and Minister Seán Kyne, on which Minister Seán Kyne relied upon to issue the specific statement with regard to the public consultation submissions. 

FOI2018297Business / Interest Group

31 October 2018

With regard to the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018' published on the 25th October 2018, please provide a copy of:
1. All internal communications;
2. All minutes of meetings;
3. All diary records;
4. All records of advices, written or verbal conveyed between the DCCAE and Minister's Sean Kyne, Denis Naughten, Richard Bruton and Sean Canney;
5. All other communications between the DCCAE and Minister's Sean Kyne, Denis Naughten, Richard Bruton and Sean Canney;

That are in any way relevant to the introduction or otherwise of the proposed Bye-law.

FOI2018298Business / Interest Group

31 October 2018

With regard to the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018' published on 25th October 2018, please provide a copy of the following:
1. All correspondence between the DCCAE and Inland Fisheries Ireland in respect of seeking or proposing the requirement for scientific or other advice in respect of introducing or otherwise, the proposed Bye-law.
2. A copy of any advice or other comment received by the DCCAE from Inland Fisheries Ireland, in respect of introducing or otherwise, the proposed Bye-law.

FOI2018299Business / Interest Group

31 October 2018

With regard to the public consultation ending 25th May 2018 in respect of the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018', please provide a copy of the following:
1. All observations/objections received by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment to the draft regulations, as part of that public consultation process.

FOI2018300Oireachtas / Public Representative

31 October 2018

I'd like to request under the Freedom of Information Act a copy of the Ministerial Brief recently supplied to Minister Bruton upon taking office.

FOI2018301Business / Interest Group

01 November 2018

With regard to the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018' published on 25th October 2018, please provide a copy of the following:
1. All requests for observations, technical or otherwise made by the DCCAE and or Minister to Inland Fisheries Ireland in respect of introducing or otherwise, the proposed Bye-law.
2. A copy of all observations, technical or otherwise received by the DCCAE or by the Minister from Inland Fisheries Ireland, in respect of introducing or otherwise, the proposed Bye-law.

FOI2018302​Client

​01 November 2018

Seeking access to phone records, recording and transcripts.

​Withdrawn​09 November 2018
FOI2018303Member of the Public

02 November 2018

I am hereby requesting, under the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) known in Ireland as the Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations 2007-2014, and The Freedom of Information Act 2014, all survey and mapping data submitted to your department by the operator in relation to the above mining licences and facility in the past 6 months.

I'm also seeking records of all communications between your department and the operator and the local authority that occurred in relation to the above since September 1st 2018.

FOI2018304Member of the Public

02 November 2018

I wish to request information regarding the following records:
-Mileage and daily expenses claimed by formal Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, from the period of 2016 to October 2018.
-Mileage and daily expenses claimed by formal Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources Seán Kyne , from 2016-2017.
-Mileage and daily expenses claimed by formal Minister of State for Natural Resources, Community Affairs and Digital Development Seán Kyne, from 2017- October 2018.

FOI2018305​Journalist

​05 November 2018

Based on filings on Lobbying.ie, I am aware that department officials and representatives for Amazon met during the year:
- https://www.lobbying.ie/return/32094/amazon-uk-services-ltd

I would like the following information to be released in relation to this meeting:
- Notes prepared for the meeting and minutes taken at the meeting between Michael Manley (Assistant Secretary, Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment) and Amazon UK Services Ltd.

FOI2018306Journalist

05 November 2018

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, I am seeking the release of the ministerial brief prepared for Minister Richard Bruton up on taking up office.

FOI2018307Journalist

05 November 2018

1. Copies of all correspondence, email or written,  received by the Communications Minister concerning the closure of post offices in counties Cavan and Monaghan between the 1st of May 2018 and the 5th of November 2018?
2. Copies of all written responses, emailed or written, by the Communications Minister concerning the closure of post offices in Cavan or Monaghan between the 1st of May 2018 and the 5th of November 2018?

FOI2018308Journalist

05 November 2018

I wish to request under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 a copy of the ministerial briefing document/s prepared for Minister Richard Bruton for his move to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in October 2018.

I also wish to request a copy of the briefing document/s prepared for Minister Sean Canney for his move to the Department as Minister of State for Natural Resources in October 2018.

FOI2018309Journalist

05 November 2018

Copies of all correspondence between former minister Denis Naughten, and his officials, and David McCourt, and anyone representing Mr McCourt.

The timespan for this should be from January 2017 to date.

FOI2018310Journalist

06 November 2018

All correspondence between the National Cyber Security Centre and utility operators relating to successful or unsuccessful hacking attempts of computer systems which took place between 1 January 2018 to 1 November 2018.

FOI2018311Business / Interest Group

07 November 2018

I request the following records:

With regard to the publicising of 'the apparent proposals by the Inland Fisheries Ireland CEO to alter function/ operation of the Cong Hatchery' in regional media outlets, please provide the following:
1. The position within Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) of the senior IFI staff member with whom the IFI CEO communicated a potential alteration in function/ operation of the Cong Hatchery during a visit to the Cong Hatchery on the 25th October 2016.
Quote from minutes of meeting "During this tour the CEO engaged in a management conversation with a senior staff member about the hatchery and its operations and use, both currently and in the future. This management conversation between the CEO and a senior staff member, took place privately and separately from the main tour group. At no point during the visit did the CEO meet all of the staff and inform them that smolt production would not continue in Cong."

Withdrawn 09 November 2018
FOI2018312Business / Interest Group

07 November 2018

I request the following records:

With regard to the publicising of 'harvest fee proposals' in regional media outlets, please provide the following:
1. The Inland Fisheries Division staff members or consultants whom the Inland Fisheries Division can confirm had knowledge of the proposals.
2. The position within Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) of any IFI staff members whom the Inland Fisheries Division can confirm had knowledge of the proposals.
3. The department title related to any minister with knowledge of the proposals and whether their position was Junior or Senior minister within that department.

FOI2018313Business / Interest Group

07 November 2018

I request the following records:

With regard to the recently enacted 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018', please provide the following:
1. The number of public consultation submissions received by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.
2. The number of public consultation submission in favour of the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018'.
3. The number of public consultation submission not in favour of the 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018'.

FOI2018314Business / Interest Group

07 November 2018

I request the following records:

With regard to the recently enacted 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018'; the concept and proposal to introduce such a bye law; the proposal to change bag limit restrictions for pike on the respective fisheries contained in the bye law; or to any other management issue reasonably expected to be relevant to the respective fisheries named in the bye law as part of such a bye law, please provide the following:
1. Date and time of any meetings since 01Jan2016 between members, representatives and committee members of the Trout Angling Federation of Ireland (TAFI) or National Anglers Representative Association (NARA) and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and/ or Minister Sean Kyne.
2. Provide details/ minutes/ records of any meetings for which date and time information has been granted in section 1 of this FOI request.

FOI2018315Business / Interest Group

07 November 2018

I request the following records:

With regard to the recently enacted 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018'; the concept and proposal to introduce such a bye law; the proposal to change bag limit restrictions for pike on the respective fisheries contained in the bye law; or to any other management issue reasonably expected to be relevant to the respective fisheries named in the bye law as part of such a bye law, please provide the following:
1. Date and time of any meetings since 01Jan2016 between members, representatives and committee members of the Connacht Angling Council and any and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and/ or Minister Sean Kyne.
2. Provide details/ minutes/ records of any meetings for which date and time information has been granted in section 1 of this FOI request.

FOI2018316Business / Interest Group

07 November 2018

I request the following records:

With regard to the recently enacted 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018'; the concept and proposal to introduce such a bye law; the proposal to change bag limit restrictions for pike on the respective fisheries contained in the bye law; or to any other management issue reasonably expected to be relevant to the respective fisheries named in the bye law as part of such a bye law, please provide the following:
1. Date and time of any meetings since 01Jan2016 between members, representatives and committee members of the Lough Corrib Angling Federation and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and/ or Minister Sean Kyne.
2. Provide details/ minutes/ records of any meetings for which date and time information has been granted in section 1 of this FOI request.

FOI2018317Business / Interest Group

07 November 2018

I request the following records:

With regard to the recently enacted 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018'; the concept and proposal to introduce such a bye law; the proposal to change bag limit restrictions for pike on the respective fisheries contained in the bye law; or to any other management issue reasonably expected to be relevant to the respective fisheries named in the bye law as part of such a bye law, please provide the following:
1. Date and time of any meetings since 01Jan2016 between members, representatives and committee members of Oughterard Anglers and Boatmans Association and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and/ or Minister Sean Kyne.
2. Date and time of any meetings since 01Jan2016 between Michael Donnellan of Oughterard Anglers and Boatmans Association and Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and/ or Minister Sean Kyne.
Note: Any details granted from part 1 may be omitted if replicated as part of details granted for part 2 of this FOI.
3. Provide details/ minutes/ records of any meetings for which date and time information has been granted in section 1 and/ or 2 of this FOI request.

FOI2018318Business / Interest Group

07 November 2018

I request the following records:

With regard to the recently enacted 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018'; the concept and proposal to introduce such a bye law; the proposal to change bag limit restrictions for pike on the respective fisheries contained in the bye law; or to any other management issue reasonably expected to be relevant to the respective fisheries named in the bye law as part of such a bye law, please provide the following:
1. Date and time of meetings since 01Jan2016 between the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and/or Minister Sean Kyne and any and all Western River Basin District management and staff, IFI Ballina Western River Basin District management and staff, IFI Head of Operations, IFI Board members, the IFI SMT and IFI staff.
2. Provide details/ minutes/ records of any meetings for which date and time information has been granted in section 1 of this FOI request.

FOI2018319Business / Interest Group

07 November 2018

I request the following records:

With regard to the recently enacted 'Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law 2018'; the concept and proposal to introduce such a bye law; the proposal to change bag limit restrictions for pike on the respective fisheries contained in the bye law; or to any other management issue reasonably expected to be relevant to the respective fisheries named in the bye law as part of such a bye law, please provide a copy of the following:
1. All observations/ advices/ and any other communications communicated (in any form) to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and/or Minister Sean Kyne from any and all IFI River Basin Districts, IFI regional offices, the IFI SMT and IFI staff.

FOI2018320​Journalist

​07 November 2018

Access to the following records which are non-personal and which I believe are held by the Department of Communications, dated between August 2, 2018 and the date of this letter.

• A record of all correspondence, letters, emails, briefing documents and phone calls to and from the Minister's office with Facebook.
• A record of all correspondence, letters, emails, briefing documents and phone calls to and from the Minister of States' offices with Facebook.
• A record of briefing documents prepared for the ministers and advisors about Facebook.
• Minutes and notes from meetings members of the Department, including but not limited to the ministers, advisors and secretary generals, had with Facebook representatives.

FOI2018321Journalist

07 November 2018

A record of all briefing documents prepared for Minister Bruton upon taking up his role at the Department.

FOI2018322​Journalist

​08 November 2018

A copy of all correspondence between the Department and the Climate Change Advisory Council between January, 2017 and the current date.

FOI2018323Journalist

08 November 2018

I wish to receive copies (in PDF form via email) of any correspondence to or from Padraig Slyne of EirGrid addressed to or from the following officials in the energy division of the DCCAE:
1. Kevin Brady
2. Eamonn Confrey
I do not require hard copies.

The dates in question are as follows:
09/12/16; 15/12/16; 01/09/17; 08/09/17; 15/09/17; 22/09/17; 29/09/17; 05/10/17; 13/10/17; 20/10/17; 27/10/17; 03/11/17; 10/11/17; 17/11/17; 24/11/17; 01/12/17; 08/12/17; 14/12/17; 12/01/18; 19/01/18; 26/01/18; 02/02/18; 09/02/18; 16/02/18; 22/02/18; 02/03/18; 09/03/18; 16/03/18; 23/03/18; 29/03/18; 06/04/18; 13/04/18; 20/04/18; 27/04/18; 10/05/18.
Clarification Recevied 12/11/2018
"any correspondence" should now be amended to:
"any weekly bulletins"

FOI2018324Journalist

12 November 2018

All briefing material prepared for new Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton
All briefing material prepared for new Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources Sean Canney

FOI2018325​Journalist

​13 November 2018

Under the FOI Act 2014, I am seeking the following:
- details of any purchases of computer equipment, mobile equipment, tablets, laptops, any mobile or computer accessories, any electrical equipment or appliances on behalf of any minister or minister of state at your Department in period between 1 September 2018 and the current date.
- copies of any requests for additional office space, furniture, decoration, or paintings by any officeholder, minister of minister of state at your Department in period as outlined above.
- copies of the response that issued in any such instance.
- copies of any receipts or invoices associated with the above.

FOI2018326​Journalist

​13 November 2018

I request a copy of any documents or statistics about :
- How much the green buses cost ?
- How many more green buses do you plan to make available in the next few years?- How much money do you spent on advertising for green buses?
- Are you going to do special offers to encourage more people to use green buses ?

​Transferred​13 November 2018
FOI2018327​Client

​16 November 2018

Given it has been made public knowledge that the firm SKR has conducted a recent survey and provided a report to your department, we would ask that a copy of the report be furnished.