FOI Disclosure Log 2020

2020 List of non-personal Freedom of Information Requests ​ ​ ​ ​
FOI No.RequesterDate and Details of Request ReceivedDecisionDate Released
FOI202039​Journalist

​11 February 2020

Request records of all correspondence with Facebook and any documents shared, minutes or reports generated from the meeting referred to here: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/55481/facebook-ireland-limited

The records should include but not be limited to any e-mails, and any attachments therein, and mobile phone text messages including any messages via Whatsapp.

FOI202038​Journalist

​11 February 2020

Copies of all documents created since September 1, 2019 relating to government proposals to place RTE under an 'active ownership' regime.

FOI202037​Journalist

​10 February 2020

Any records concerning the decision to give RTE an extra €10m a year for five years, as announced by minister Richard Bruton in early December.

FOI202035​Journalist

​05 February 2020

Records since 1st January 2018 concerning the Department's policies and/or practice in relation to the publishing of responses to FOI and AIE requests on its website disclosure logs.

FOI202034​Journalist

​04 February 2020

The letters referred to in the first paragraph of this correspondence (here attached) from Ms Gaffney to the Minister's office - and any responding letters from the Minister or his office to her, and any notes or other records pertaining to that correspondence.

FOI202033​Journalist

​03 February 2020

Copies of the following submissions for the minister (FOI 200129 refers)
- 27/ EPA Director Post
- 33/ Extension of Smoky Coal Ban & associated public consultation
- 46/ Illegal Dumping Darndale
- 69/ Request for the Minister's views on the terms & conditions of the extension of the appointment of xxx as Acting CEO of Ervia
- 71/ Contract Award for the National Broadband Plan
- 84/ Review of Year 1 of the operation of the compliance scheme for tyres
- 86/ Review of the Operation, Effectiveness, and Impact of Sound & Vision III.

FOI202032​Journalist

​31 January 2020

Access to communication between Amazon Web Services and the Department in regards to the wind energy project in Meenbog, County Donegal. Announced last March, it is being developed by Invis Energy.

The scope of the request is from January 1st, 2018 until January 1st, 2020. I would especially like to see the Environmental Impact Assessment, if possible.

FOI202031​Journalist

​30 January 2020

Could I please get copies of any communications between the Department and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland on the revised Audio Visual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) between 1st May 2019 and the date of the request.
Could I please got copies of any briefing notes, internal correspondence relating to the revised  AVMS directive from that same period.
Lastly, could I please get any correspondence from other member states relating to Ireland's implementation of the revised AVMS directive from that period also.

Clarification received 07/02/2020
Withdraw the second part "Could I please got copies of any briefing notes, internal correspondence relating to the revised AVMS directive from that same period".

FOI202030​Journalist

​30 January 2020

Copies of any briefings, submissions, or other such review or explanatory documents prepared for the minister or the secretary general relating to the finances of RTÉ. This request to cover the period 1 July 2019 to date of receipt of the request.

For the period from 1st July 2019 to 30th January 2020 could I please get:
copies of any correspondence between the minister and/or secretary general and the RTÉ DG or RTÉ board
Copies of any representations received by the department relating to the level of funding provided to RTÉ.
copies of any representations received by the department relating to pay levels at RTÉ.

FOI202029​Member of the Public

​28 January 2020

The amount of data centres in Ireland and their data capacity.

​Withdrawn​05 February 2020
FOI202028​Journalist

​22 January 2020

Access to all correspondence between Tony Hanway of Virgin Media and Minister Bruton during 2019.

​Granted​05 February 2020
FOI202027​Journalist

​22 January 2020

Access to any minutes / memos / correspondence relating to the meeting between Richard Bruton and Musgrave Group regarding a coffee cup levy in 2019.

FOI202026​Journalist

​22 January 2020

Access to all correspondence / memos / minutes relating to the meeting between Facebook and Patricia Cronin during 2019.

FOI202025​Journalist

​22 January 2020

According to the Lobbying Register, Facebook meeting with an assistant secretary to "better inform the meeting participants on Facebook's community standards and how it reviews content on its platform".

Lobbying Link https://www.lobbying.ie/return/55481/facebook-ireland-limited

FOI202024​Business / Interest Group

​22 January 2020

All documents, to include all research papers, minutes of meetings, advisory papers and policy documents, in respect of planning for a referendum on Irish unity.

All documents, to include all research papers, minutes of meetings, advisory papers and policy documents, in respect of planning for a united Ireland.

All documents, to include all research papers, minutes of meetings, advisory papers and policy documents, in respect of all risk assessments conducted in respect of a referendum on Irish unity.

All documents, to include all research papers, minutes of meetings, advisory papers and policy documents, in respect of all risk assessments conducted in respect of planning for a united Ireland.

Transferred​23 January 2020
FOI202021​Journalist

​22 January 2020

The follow up letter to a meeting, dated 18th November 2019, from Tony Hanway , CEO Virgin Media Ireland to Minister for the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment Richard Bruton.

​Granted​07 February 2020
FOI202019​Journalist

​22 January 2020

All correspondence between the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Virgin Media Ireland from January 1 2019 to today.

- In addition, I am requesting details and minutes of any meetings between the  Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Virgin Media Ireland for from January 1 2019 to today.

​Granted​07 February 2020
FOI202018​Journalist

​21 January 2020

All records pertaining to this engagement as detailed here:

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/53561/communicorp-group-limited

​Granted​04 February 2020
FOI202017​Journalist

​17 January 2020

Copy of letter sent by Three Ireland to the department concerning '5G and perceived health risks'. Detailed on the lobbying register

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/54538/three-ireland-hutchison-limited

​Granted​07 February 2020
FOI202016​Journalist

​17 January 2020

Access to all correspondence between Three Ireland (Hutchinson) Ltd and Minister Bruton and/or his officials in relation to 5G and perceived health risks. Details of the correspondence are outlined in the following lobbying return:  https://www.lobbying.ie/return/54538/three-ireland-hutchison-limited

​Granted​07 February 2020
FOI202015​Journalist

​16 January 2020

Requesting the release of details regarding expenses incurred by the Minister and Department's Junior Minister(s) during their visits abroad for St Patrick's Day last year, specifically
• The cost of travel and accommodation for the Minister
• The cost of travel and accommodation for any advisers or other staff for the Minister
• The cost of any gifts (including shamrock) incurred by the Department for the trip
• Any other costs associated for the trip.

​Granted​11 February 2020
FOI202014​Member of the Public

​15 January 2020

· Any documentation in relation to a 'frequently asked questions' or briefing note that has been prepared by employees of the Department in relation to the issue of 5G Communications and its impact on health.

· My request includes references to electro-magnetic frequencies (EMF) and electromagnetic fields as they relate to mobile phone signals and usage.

· I would also like to include correspondence in the preparation of this document with third parties including the EPA and Comreg.

It is my understanding that the Department has prepared an internal briefing note for staff on thee issues which I would like to be disclosed, even if only in draft form.

My request should cover the period 1st January 2017 onwards

Withdrawn​21 January 2020
FOI202013​Journalist

​13 January 2020

 - A list of all Twitter accounts/users blocked by the Department's Twitter account @Dept_CCAE

- A list of all Twitter accounts/users muted by the Department's Twitter account @Dept_CCAE

​Granted​17 January 2020
FOI202012​Client

​10 January 2020

Please let us have copy of all records held by or within the control of the Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment concerning the Monkstown Marina Development, County Cork as proposed by Monkstown Bay Marina Company Limited, including letters, emails,
memoranda, notes, minutes of meetings and any notes taken by the meeting attendees, telephone, text, WhatsApp, or other unwritten communications, and all relevant logs from April 2014 to May 2016.
Please include all letters, emails, memoranda, notes, minutes of meetings and any notes taken by the meeting attendees, telephone, text, WhatsApp, or other unwritten communications, and all relevant logs between Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (as he then was) and the Marine Planning and Foreshore Section regarding the Monkstown Marina foreshore application ref. no. FS 005797 (MS 51/8/1340) and FS 005826 and FS 006408 from April 2014 to May 2016 including but not confined to Larry Kelly. Please include all letters, emails, memoranda, notes, minutes of meetings and any notes taken by the meeting attendees, telephone, text, WhatsApp, or other unwritten communications, and all relevant logs between Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (as he then was), or his officials and An Bord Pleanála regarding the Port of Cork Company's application for the Ringaskiddy Port re-development. An Bord Pleanála reference 04.PA0035. From April 2014 to May 2016. Please include all letters, emails, memoranda, notes, minutes of meetings and any notes taken by the meeting attendees, telephone, text, WhatsApp, or other unwritten communications, and all relevant logs between Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (as he then was), or his officials and Port of Cork Company regarding the Marina Development in Monkstown, County Cork from April 2014 to May 2016. A reference that may assist is REP 983/AK/15.

​Refused​06 February 2020
FOI202011​Journalist

​09 January 2020

All correspondence concerning data centre energy use between the department and ESB Networks, any technology companies or those lobbying on behalf of technology companies.

FOI202010​Journalist

​08 January 2020

A list of all submissions made to the Minister or Ministers of State at your department using the e-submissions system (or whatever relevant similar system is in place at your Department) in the period 8 October 2019 to the date of receipt of this request 8 January 2020.

​Part-granted28 January 2020​
FOI20208​Journalist

​08 January 2020

All correspondence between Deputy Michael Lowry and Ministers in the Department between the period 01 January 2019 and the present day.

​Part-granted​21 January 2020
FOI20207​Journalist

​07 January 2020

Any briefing documents about Ireland and Irish affairs prepared by the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment for the recently appointed European Commissioners for (a) Environment, Oceans and Fisheries (b) Europe Fit for the Digitial Age and (c) European Green Deal (Frans Timmermans) and (b) any correspondence between the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment and the European Commission regarding the European Green Deal.

​Refused​04 February 2020
FOI20206​Journalist

​07 January 2020

Correspondence between Communicorp group and Minister Bruton, between 1st August 2019 and 5th January 2020.
https://www.lobbying.ie/return/53561/communicorp-group-limited 

​Granted​04 February 2020
FOI20205​Member of the Public

​06 January 2020

Email correspondence between the department and Huawei (or representatives of the company) between July 1 2019 and Jan 6 2020.

​Part-granted​05 February 2020
FOI20204​Journalist

​06 January 2020

Any briefing notes or correspondence provided to the Minister regarding the proposals contained in the Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019.

​Refused​21 January 2020
FOI20203​Journalist

​03 January 2020

All submissions to this consultation: https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/energy/consultations/Pages/Public-Consultation-on-the-Implementation-of-the-Clean-Energy-Package.aspx

​Refused​31 January 2020
FOI20202​Journalist

​03 January 2020

All submissions to this consultation:  https://dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/climate-action/consultations/pages/public-consultation-on-ireland%E2%80%99s-long-term-strategy-on-greenhouse-gas-emissions-reduction.aspx

FOI20201Journalist

02 January 2020

- All complaints relating to Met Éireann in 2019.
- The number of complaints received in relation to Met Éireann in each of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

​Withdrawn​06 January 2020