Published FOI Requests 2016

2016 List of non-personal Freedom of Information Requests.

FOI No.​RequesterDate and Details of Request Received DecisionDate Released
FOI/2016/01Journalist

12/01/2016 - Requesting records in respect of the years 2013, 2014 and 2015, can you provide me with a list of all contracts awarded by your Department to outside companies for any type of service or consultancy?

In respect of each contract please provide details of:

  • The date the contract was awarded
  • The value of the contract
  • The company, organisation or individual to whom the contract was awarded
  • The location of their business
  • The Departmental representative who signed off on the contract

 Withdrawn

 

19/01/2016
FOI/2016/02​Journalist

13/01/2016 - All correspondence between the Department and the organisations listed below in relation to the proposal to allow An Post to access the subscription data held by TV service providers in order to reduce TV licence evasion.  The timeframe for this request is from January 1 2015 to January 1 2016

  • Sky
  • UPC/Virgin

​Granted

Reply

 

05/02/2016
FOI/2016/03​Journalist

13/01/2016 - The total amount of money spent by the Department on hiring photographers or obtaining photography in each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and for the first two weeks of 2016.

A details list of the events/media engagements at which an external photographer was engaged by the department in each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and for the first two weeks of 2016, including the contract price, a description of the event and a record of which, if any, Minister attended.

The total amount of money spent by the Department on makeup, hair styling, other beauty products and the hiring of any supplier of these services in each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015and for the first two weeks of 2016.

A detailed list of the events/media engagements for which makeup, hair styling or other beauty industry service was engaged by the Department in each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and for the first two weeks of 2016, including the contract price, a description of the event and a record of which, if any, Minister or Department official utilised the service.

Withdrawn25/01/2016
FOI/2016/04​Journalist18/01/2016 - ​All Correspondence in the 3 months to the launch of Eircode between An Post and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, concerning the setting up of the Irish post code system.Withdrawn05/02/2016
FOI/2016/05​Journalist19/01/2016 - ​All correspondence (written, digital, text, other formats) between Minister White; his Special Advisors; Secretary General Mark Griffin; or Assistant Secretary for the Communications Sector, Katherine Licken and e-Nasc Éireann Teoranta (Enet) in relation to the Metropolitan Area Networks Programme.

The period of time should cover August 1, 2014 to January 14, 2016.

​Part-grant

Reply

01/03/2016
FOI/2016/06​Journalist19/01/2016 - ​A copy of internal review of the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) Programme carried out by the Department.

Details of organisations and groups invited to make a submission to the internal review of the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) Programme; those which made a submission; and copies of submissions made.

​Refused

Reply

15/02/2016
FOI/2016/07​Journalist19/01/2016 - ​Details of mobile internet speed measurement processes and measurement results for all mobile phone operators operating in the Irish Market.

​Refused

Reply

25/01/2016
FOI/2016/08​Journalist​19/01/2016 - Details of pricing arrangements and fees in relation to the Bantry Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), and service providers using the MAN.

Details of pricing arrangements and fees in relation to the Cork City Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), and service providers using the MAN.

​Refused

Reply

12/02/2016
FOI/2016/09​Journalist19/01/2016 - ​Details of mapping process used to compile the National Broadband Plan (NBP) coverage map.

All correspondence (written, digital, text, other formats) between Minister White; his special Advisors; Secretary General Mark Griffin; or Assistant Secretary for the Communications Sector Katherine Licken in relation to National Broadband Plan (NBP) infill areas.

The period of time should cover the period August 1, 2014 to January 14, 2016.

​Refused

Reply

08/03/2016
FOI/2016/10​Journalist​19/01/2016 - Can you provide me with a list of all contracts awarded by your Department to outside companies for any type of service or consultancy in 2015?

In respect of each contract please provide details of;

  • The date the contract was awarded
  • The value of the contract
  • The company, organisation or the individual to whom the contract was awarded

The location of their business.

​Granted

Reply

17/02/2016
FOI/2016/11​Journalist

19/01/2016 - ​Copies of any correspondence between the Department and Eir (or previous incarnations of the company) relating to provision of broadband in rural areas in period 1 January 2015 to current date.

Copies of any reports, submissions, recommendations, memoranda and so on sent to the Minister regarding Eir and its plan for provision of rural broadband during same time frame.

​Part-granted

Reply

09/03/2016
FOI/2016/12​Journalist

​20/01/2016 - Copies of any reports/documentation held by the Department or its Arm's-Length Bodies, concerning the MMV Ostrea?

Minutes or records of any meetings – between DCENR/Arms Length Body officials and any other organisations or individuals – that had as the main item on the agenda MMV Ostrea?

Copies or records of correspondence – between DCENR/Arm Length officials and other organisations or individuals – that has as the main item, MMV Ostrea?

​Granted

This is not available to view online due to it's volume, however can be obtained by contacting FOI Unit.

17/02/2016
FOI/2016/13​Journalist

25/01/2016 - ​Any records relating to the uptake of the Eircode system?

How many people use the Eircode system each day?

What is the percentage uptake of the Eircode system?

What is the percentage uptake for users of An Post?

What was the percentage uptake for the Christmas period?

What county has the best uptake?

What county has the worst?

​Withdrawn25/02/2016
FOI/2016/14​Journalist​27/01/2016 - All records relating to the investigation into the suspected "cyber-attacks" that disrupted access to a number of government websites on the 21/22 January 2016.

​Refused

Reply

​4/02/2016
FOI/2016/15​Journalist​03/02/2016 - Copies of all internal audits carried out by or for the Department since 1 November 2015
FOI/2016/16​Journalist

09/02/2016 - ​The appointments diary of the Minister for 2015.

The log of non-personal FOI requests received in 2015.

Granted

Part (a)

Part (b)

08/03/2016

FOI/2016/17​Journalist

09/02/2016 - ​Last Summer the Department made a submission to the European Commission on the Audio visual Media Services Directive.  In that submission it is mentioned that Ireland had recently made a presentation to the AVMS contact committee on the practice of opt-out advertising.

Could I please get a copy of that presentation and any speaking notes or follow-up and preparatory notes/emails relating to that presentation?

Withdrawn11/02/2016
FOI/2016/18​Journalist

15/02/2016 - ​Please send me a table clearly showing how much was spent by the Department on catering in 2011, 2012, 2013,

Part-granted

Reply

04/03/2016

FOI/2016/19

​Journalist

16/02/2016 - Requesting the total amount spent, if any, on private detective work in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 .

Any contracts for private detective work in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. 

All emails/letters/correspondences, internal or external, in relation to private detectives.

Withdrawn19/02/2016
FOI/2016/20​Journalist

​22/02/2016 - Requesting a breakdown and description of Artwork currently held by Department.

All records relation to the valuation of artwork currently held by the Department.

All records relating to the sale of any artwork held by the Department between 9/3/2011 and the 22/2/2016.

Withdrawn24/02/2016
FOI/2016/21​Journalist22/02/2016 - Requesting a breakdown of payments made to external communications and public relation companies employed by the Department between the dates of 9/3/2011-22/2/2016 as well as a description of work carried out.​Withdrawn24/03/2016

FOI/2016/22

​Journalist

​24/02/2016 - All documents, correspondences, letters, emails, reports, sent/received between the Department of Communications and RTE since September 1st 2015 to February 24th 2016.

​Part-granted

Reply

18/03/2016

FOI/2016/23

​Journalist

​03/03/2016 - Request access to the following records/details:

  • The number of all sick days taken by personnel in the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.
  • The number of sick days broken down in tabulated form by month.
  • A breakdown of the reasons cited for the sick days taken by the overall number of times cited.
  • The total number of staff who took a sick day on Wednesday 18 March.
  • This information provided fro the period between 01/01/2015 and 31/12/2015.

 

​Part-granted

Reply

05/04/2016
FOI/2016/24​Journalist

07/03/2016 - Requesting copies of any correspondence between the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTO) and the Department since September 1, 2015.  I am seeking correspondence both to and from the Department.

Copies of records detailing any meetings which took place between the department and representatives of ALTO in that period, including any notes taken and subsequent internal communications regarding issues raised at such meetings.

​Part-granted.

Reply

22/06/2016
FOI/2016/26​Journalist

25/03/2016 - Requesting

​1. a list of all reports commissioned, in progress, or finalised by your Department in 2015.
2. the cost of all such reports where available.
3. a list of all consultancy commissioned or in progress for the calendar year 2015.
4. the cost of such consultancy where available.

​Withdrawn30/03/2016
FOI/2016/27​Journalist

14/04/2016

1. Requesting the number of staff sick days for the calendar years 2014, 2015 and so far for 2016.

2. The cost of temporary/substitute cover, if any, for those on sick leave during the periods specified above.

​Granted

Reply

05/05/2016
FOI/2016/28​Journalist​Data relating to the sale of Eircode data products and services, to include details of the type of product or service, the number of sales of each type of product or service, and the amount of revenue generated through the sale of each type of product or service since the introduction of the Eircode system

​Refused

Reply

05/05/2016
FOI/2016/29​Journalist

​20/04/2016 - Requesting records of all formal complaints submitted by members of the public (via letters, emails, phone calls etc.) to the Department relating to the operation of the Eircode postal address system.  This should include complete transcripts (minus names, addresses and any other identifying details of sender) of all complaints registered between 13/07/2015 and 20/04/2016.

​Refused

Reply

05/05/2016
FOI/2016/30​Jounalist

20/04/2016 - Requesting any correspondence since the start of 2015 with the EPA regarding the stopping/pausing of phase 2 of the EPA study into fracking, including any correspondence from the Minister/Minister of State's Office.  Also any internal correspondence/memos/briefing.

Granted

Reply

18/05/2016
FOI/2016/31​Journalist

22/04/2016 - I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, a copy of any minutes of the meeting held between: Breda O'Keeffe, Chief Finance Officer, RTE; Rory Coveney, Strategic Advisor to the Director General, RTE; and Katherine Licken Assistant Secretary (Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources).

Details of the meeting are available in the following lobbying return.

 https://www.lobbying.ie/return/4501/raidi%C3%B3--teilif%C3%ADs-%C3%A9ireann

I also wish access to any correspondence about the licence fee in the weeks prior to the meeting and the weeks following the meeting between the Department and RTE. 

​Part-grant

Reply

23/05/2016
FOI/2016/32​Business Interest Group22/04/2016 - Requesting all correspondence, emails, notes of meetings, written advices or written opinions provided by NewERA (www.ntma.ie/business-areas/newera) to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources relating to the applications of commercial rates to wind farms and or the valuation of wind farms for this purpose. I am requesting a copy of such records for the period from: 01.01.2013 to 31.03.2016.

​Refused

Reply

20/05/2016
FOI/2016/33​Journalist25/04/2016 - ​1) All records including reports, draft reports, notes of meetings or telephone conversations, emails concerning the success rate, benefits or underachievement of the Eircode system introduced in July last year including any cost benefit analysis, take up rates by customers, transport companies and emergency services
2)      All records including reports, draft reports, notes of meetings or telephone conversations, emails concerning the decision to introduce  a random system rather than one with hierarchical or sequential codes or hierarchical codes as originally proposed by the National Postcodes Projects Board

​Refused

Reply

26/05/2016
FOI/2016/34​Journalist

28/04/2016 - Requesting all correspondence (written, digital, text, other formats) between Minister White; his Special Advisors; Secretary General Mark Griffin; or Assistant Secretary for the Communications Sector Katherine Licken and all respondents to the National Broadband Plan tender in relation to the decision to grant an extension to the PPP submission deadline.

​Refused

Reply

26/05/2016
FOI/2016/35​Journalist​29/04/2016 - Requesting a copy of all correspondence, memos, emails, letters, etc. sent to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and his office staff, by members of the department who are involved in the roll out of the national broadband plan between January 1st and February 26th.

​Refused

Reply

26/05/2016
FOI/2016/36​Journalist04/05/2016​ - 1. A detailed breakdown of all expenses claimed and paid to Junior Minister Alex White from February 26th 2016 to date.
2. Copies of all receipts and invoices submitted by Alex White from February 26th 2016 to date.

​Granted

Reply

06/05/2016
FOI/2016/37​Journalist0​9/05/2016 - Copies of briefing documents prepared for incoming Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources Minister Denis Naughten.

​Refused

Reply

02/06/2016
FOI/2016/38​Journalist09/05/2016 - ​1.Copies of all briefing materials to be delivered to the incoming minister since their appointment on Friday May 6th.
2. Copies of all briefing materials to be delivered to the incoming junior Minister/Ministers.

​Refused

Reply

02/06/2016
FOI/2016/39​Journalist​10/05/2016 - Request records of all briefing papers prepared by the Department for the new minister to include any attached reports.

​Refused

Reply

02/06/2016
FOI/2016/40​Journalist10/05/2016 - Request a full copy of the briefing material provided to the Minister on appointment from Departmental officials - otherwise referred to as the "First Day Brief"

​Refused

Reply

02/06/2016
FOI/2016/41​Journalist​10/05/2016 - Requesting a copy of all and any briefing documents given to the minister on their appointment.

​Refused

Reply

02/06/2016
FOI/2016/42​Journalist​10/05/2016 - Requesting a copy of the ministerial brief or briefs, prepared for the new ministers (senior and junior) in the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to read on taking up their new positions in the department.

​Refused

Reply

03/06/2016
FOI/2016/43​Journalist​11/05/2016 - All briefing notes/documents provided to Minister Denis Naughten upon him taking up his duties at the department.  This request relates to the files provided to ministers when they begin their terms on office in order to brief them on their relevant duties and the challenges/issues facing them in their roles.

​Refused

Reply

03/06/2016
FOI/2016/44​Journalist​11/05/2016 - A Copy of the briefing document for the new Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources.

​Refused

Reply

03/06/2016
FOI/2016/45​Journalist​12/05/2016 - Copies of any records relating to the repayment of expenses for mileage or any other expense category by an officeholder, minister OR minister of state at your Department to cover the period 1 January 2014 to date of receipt of this request.  This request excludes any such records already released to me.  I would prefer to receive this information electronically if possible please.

​Part-granted

Reply

15/06/2016
FOI/2016/46​Journalist​12/05/2016 - Details of any purchases of computer equipment, mobile equipment, tablets, laptops, or any mobile or computer accessories on behalf of any officeholder, minister or minister of state at your Department in the period between 1 November 2015 and the current date. - copies of any receipts or invoices related to the above.

​Refused

Reply

27/05/2016
FOI/2016/47​Journalist

​13/05/2016 - All records relating to the uptake/use of the Eircode system – include all reports on the uptake/usage of the system, how many people are using the post code system?

All records relating to the performance of the Eircode system, all reports into the workings of the Eircode system including all financial reports.?

All records which show the total amount paid to the providers/operators of Eircode.

Timeframe for the above  is from the date the Eircode system was rolled out until May 19th, 2015.

​Refused

Reply


 

15/06/2016
FOI/2016/48​Journalist

​12/05/2016 -

1.Copies of all briefing materials to be delivered to the incoming minister since their appointment on Friday May 6th.
2. Copies of all briefing materials to be delivered to the incoming junior Minister/Ministers.

​Refused

Reply

03/06/2016
FOI/2016/49​Journalist

​12/05/2016 - All correspondence between the Department and the organisations listed below in relation to the proposal to allow An Post to access the subscription data held by TV service providers in order to reduce TV licence evasion. The timeframe for this request is from January 1 2013 to May 11th, 2016.

  •  Sky
  • UPC/Virgin

​Refused

Reply

02/06/2016
FOI/2016/50​Journalist13/05/2016 - ​Briefing under the FOI legislation given to the new minister for their new portfolio.

​​Refused

Reply

03/06/2016
FOI/2016/51​Journalist16/05/2016 - ​Any record or communication, be it electronic or paper, of or concerning, briefing papers prepared for the Minister following the announcement of the new Cabinet on May 6th 2016.

​Refused

Reply

03/06/2016
FOI/2016/52​Public Representative

​16/05/2016 - Seeking information relating to the building of a telecommunications mast on lands at Ballard/Bangort and Mullyoo, Glencolmcille, for the period 2008-2009 to:

  • Help establish if Blue Box/Northwest Electronics is in a position to adequately compensate landowners;
  • establish if the company received monetary benefits to build the most on your lands.
​Withdrawn23/05/2016
FOI/2016/53​Journalist​19/05/2016 - A copy of a the letter listed in this lobbying return filed by Communicorp Group.  The letter was sent to Minister White during 2016 (lobbying return attached).

​Granted

Reply

13/06/2016
FOI/2016/54​Journalist20/05/2016 - Request re: Lobbying.ie makes reference to a letter from Gervaise Slowey of Communicorp to Minister Alex White.  It relates to the regulation of RTE.  Could I Please get a copy of that letter?Withdrawn24/05/2016
FOI/2016/55​Journalist​23/05/2016 - Requesting the names of all the people (along with their job title) who have been appointed by the Minister or Ministers of State at your Department  since their appointment.

​Refused

Reply

16/06/2016
FOI/2016/56​Journalist

23/05/2016 - ​Requesting;

  • copies of all correspondence - both written and electronic - between your Department and any other Department relating to the appointment of staff by the minister in period 1 April 2016 to the current date.
  • copies of any records - to include emails, memos, letters, faxes, handwritten notes etc - relating to payment of salaries in excess of agreed pay scales to any such ministerial appointments.

​Refused

Reply

16/06/2016
FOI/2016/57​Journalist​26/05/2016 - All records held by the department regarding the price of stamps. Time frame for this request is from January 1st, 2015 to May 19th, 2016.

​Part-granted

Reply

16/06/2016
FOI/2016/58​Journalist​27/05/2016 - A breakdown of payments made to companies for translating services between 01/01/13 - 31/12/15.  I only wish to receive figures relating to translations from English to Irish.

​Granted

Reply

10/06/2016
FOI/2016/60​Journalist​02/06/2016 - Under the Freedom of Information Act could I please get a copy of the letter that Richard Moat, CEO of Eir wrote to Minister Alex White on the issue of its regulatory obligations earlier this year. ​Withdrawn02/06/2016
FOI/2016/61​Journalist06/06/2016 - ​Information detailing the costs of the legal advice, development and policy advice in relation to the public service broadcasting act.

​Part-granted

Reply

10/06/2016
FOI/2016/62​Member of the Public10/06/2016 - ​Correspondence from 1 January 2015 relating to Geodirectory licensing fro Eircode and the details of the licence or agreement for the use of Geodirectory by Eircode (the postcode licensee-Capita.

​Part-granted

Reply

08/08/2016
FOI/2016/63​Journalist​03/06/2016 - The briefing documents made to Minister Naughton on the role of his office and the role of his department. All Civil Servants briefing on priorities of new department and remit.​Withdrawn08/06/2016
FOI/2016/64​Journalist​14/06/2016 - A Copy of the letter sent by Gervaise Slowey, chief executive officer of Communicorp, to Miniser White in October 2015. Please also include any response from Minister White.

​Granted

Reply

12/07/2016
FOI/2016/66​Journalist​21/06/2016 - A copy of the Minister's diary between May 6 2016 and June 21 2016.

​Part granted

Reply

19/07/2016
FOI/2016/67​Journalist​23/06/2016 - Copies of any records created as a result of the decision of Comreg's head of regulatory finance to mve to join Eir later this year.
FOI/2016/68​Journalist​24/06/2016 - All documents prepared for release in the event that Britain voted to REMAIN in the European Union.

​Refused

Reply

25/07/2016
FOI/2016/69​Public Representative​27/06/2016 - All electronic and written correspondence including letters, memos, background papers, preparatory advice, minutes of meetings, submissions, and documents within the Department in relation to the potential effects of the UK deciding to leave the European Union and contingency planning, from 7 May 2015  to present.

​Part granted

Reply

​4/10/2016
FOI/2016/70​Journalist29/06/2016 - Seeking a report by PA Consulting group on the NDRC, commissioned in July 2011.

​Granted

Reply

​27/7/2016
FOI/2016/71​Journalist29/06/2016 - ​Correspondence relating to Miniser Naughten's decision not to proceed with the Broadcasting Charge. This would include received emails, letters and notes of phone conversations and replies from the Department.

​Part-granted

Reply

12/07/2016
FOI/2016/72​Journalist​05/07/2016 - Copies of all records created since June 1, 2015 relating to the decision to add the Irish TV channel to the Saorview digital platform.

​Part-granted

This is not available to view online due to it's volume, however can be obtained by contacting FOI Unit.

22/08/2016
FOI/2016/73​Journalist​06/07/2016 - Total number of households in the Republic of Ireland that are liable to pay for a television licence and the total number of households that do pay.​Withdrawn15/07/2016
FOI/2016/74​Journalist06/07/2016 - ​Copies of all mileage claims (to include the amount paid on dealing with the claim) made by any Minister/Minister of State at your Department relating to travel undertaken in the calendar year 2016 only.

​Part granted

Reply

29/07/2016
FOI/2016/75​Public Representative.06/07/2016 - ​Copy of any letters, emails, memos, transcripts of telephone conversations, notes of telephone conversations electronic or otherwise that may have been exchanged between former Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White and former Minister for Environment Alan Kelly between 1st of October 2015 and 6th May 2016 with regard to; Any aspect of renewable energy including Department of Environment guidelines for the development of Wind Turbines in Ireland.

​Refused

Reply

04/08/2016
FOI/2016/76​Journalist

13/07/2016 -

​1 ) Documents held by the Department and/or Minister on the impact of Brexit, including risk assessments conducted by/for the Department and memos or briefing documents for the Minister.  (I don't wish to provide a timeline for this part of my request.)

2) Correspondence on impact or risk of Brexit received by or issued by Department and or Minister from 1/1/16.

​Part Granted

Reply

25/10/2016
FOI/2016/77​Journalist​13/07/2016 - Copies of all internal audit reports carried out by or for your Department or which have been supplied to the Department by any agencies under your remit, since January 2016, and any related correspondence to/from the relevant line Minister regarding this audit if such exists, since then.
FOI/2016/78​Journalist13/07/2016 - ​A list of all FOI requests/FOI logs - received in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

​Granted

Reply

11/08/2016
FOI/2016/79​Journalist

​05/07/2016 -

1) All FOI Requests (non personal) submitted by journalist Mr Ken Foxe since 2014.

2) All FOI (non personal) requests submitted by journalist Gavin Sheridan since 2014.

​Withdrawn11/08/2016
FOI/2016/80​Journalist​14/07/2016 - A list of all FOIs (non personal) requests submitted to your Department since February 2016.

​Granted

Reply

24/08/2016
FOI/2016/81​Member of the Public

15/07/2016-

​1) The actual submission made by your Department to the Minister seeking his approval to allow ESB to set up two subsidiary companies namely, ESB Telecoms and ESB Networks 2) The Submission from ESB requesting the approval of the Minister to set up the subsidiary companies concerned 3) The decision made by the Minister to allow them to do so 4) It would be helpful to be advised also if the approval of the Minister was approved by the Government or was the subject of a Memorandum to Government

​Part granted

Reply

06/09/2016
FOI/2016/82​Journalist

​18/07/2016 -

* Records of correspondence in the Department concerning the National Postcode Project Board and/or the rollout of Eircode
* In order to avoid a voluminous search, I would ask that this be limited to letters, memos, emails, records of phone conversations etc. between the Minister, Junior Minister, Secretary General, or Assistant Secretaries General and Eircode or Capita
* I would also like to request any correspondence to (or from) third parties with a commercial interest in Eircode project to (or from) the persons listed in the positions above
* I would like the records available between the dates of May 1st 2014 and May 31st 2016

​Refused

Reply

05/08/2016
FOI/2016/83​Journalist​20/07/2016 - It was agreed at Cabinet this week that a commemoration stamp by An Post for the centenary celebrations, picturing a cyclist, would be changed so the image was of daytime and the use of bright clothing.
Can I request, under the FOI legislation, all correspondence and background communications about why thus change was agreed and the cost of changing the stamp image please?

​Refused

Reply

05/08/2016
FOI/2016/84​Journalist​21/07/2016

All correspondence or minutes of meetings between the new Minister for Communications and RTE since he took up his post.

Also  any briefing notes prepared for the Minister on the subject of RTE.

Also schedule of the records requested.

​Part granted

Reply

09/08/2016
FOI/2016/85​Journalist

24/07/2016 -

​1. Copies of any correspondence between your Department and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with regard to the appointment of special advisers.
2. Copies of any correspondence between your Department and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform seeking salaries in excess of agreed pay caps.
This request to cover the period 1 April 2016 until the current date.

​Withdrawn18/08/2016
FOI/2016/86​Business Interest Group.​24/07/2016 - All information originating in or held by the Department of Climate Change in connection with the implications of the so-called Volkswagen emissions scandal, together with any explanatory notes necessary to understand the context of the information provided.​Withdrawn​05/08/206
FOI/2016/87​Journalist25/07/2016 - ​A detailed breakdown of payments made to companies for translating services between 1/1/10-31/12/12. I wish for the breakdown to include the name of the company in receipt of payment as well as a description of work carried out.
I am only interested in translations from English to Irish.

​Granted

Reply

22/08/2016
FOI/2016/88​Member of the Public28/07/2016 - ​On October 15th 2015, the EPA made a submission to the Department of Environment in relation to its statutory immunity under section 15 of the EPA Act.
Further submissions were made by members of the advisory committee.
I request both the EPA and advisory committee members submissions.

​Granted

Reply

19/08/2016
FOI/2016/89​Member of the Public​29/07/2016 - All correspondence/ communication between DCCAE and Element Power Ireland, Element Power, North Meath Wind Farm Ltd and their representatives relating to a proposal to develop a wind farm in Co Meath for the REFIT 2 Scheme for the 12 month period commencing 01/08/2015 to 31/07/2016.

​Refused

Reply

30/08/2016
FOI/2016/90​Business Interest Group​4/12/2015 - Copy of the application and accompanying documentation submitted by REPAK  to become an approved operator of the Waste Tyre Compliance Scheme, to include a copy of the business plan submitted by Repak.
Copy of the letter of approval from the Minister of the Environment, Community and Local Government, to REPAK to become the operator of a new Waste Tyre Compliance Scheme, and details of any conditions imposed.
FOI/2016/91​Journalist​​10/05/2016 - All communications from coal distributors and importers to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government re the decision to expand smoke-free zones, including all notices warning of legal action if the decision is implemented.

​Part granted

Reply

05/08/2016
FOI/2016/92​Business Interest Group13/06/2016 - ​Detail and breakdown of all Government/public funds allocated to Irish Environment Network (IEN ) and Environmental Pillar from 01/01/2010 to 13/06/2016
The identities of the assessors and any Government officials in process of distribution of these funds, minutes of any such agreement or decision, specifically, documentation relating to disbursement, penalties and discounting of Irish Seal Sanctuary.
In the breakdowns please advise specifically on funds directed to Environmental Pillar (EP) and ELIG.....this may need directing to Taoiseach's Dept., which apparently requires oversight of rules of  EP and ELIG and composition . IEN directors  disburse funds to EP but they and secretariat advise IEN (legal and liable entity) has no business with or responsibility for EP.....this appears quite bizarre that IEN directors and groups in role of grantor of public funds to a non -legal (EP) grantee should have no responsibility or liability for their use. Please provide minuted approval for use of such public funds and advise of mechanism, whereby funds allocated a legal entity (IEN) are channelled to non-legal entity/ies , how they are approved and accounted for and minuted decisions to such effect. I'd request the same information in relation to the more recently established ELIG and correspondence between DOEHLG (and successor if relevant) and Taoiseach's office.
FOI/2016/93​Journalist16/06/2016 - ​​All correspondence, internal and external - to exclude representations from members of the public - in the last six months, concerning the decision to introduce a pay-by-weight system for bin charges. All briefing documents and research prepared by the department concerning this issue.​Withdrawn13/07/2016
FOI/2016/94​Journalist​6/07/2016 - ​Correspondence - between 2012 and 2016 - to and from the Department of the Environment or the Minister at the time, that relate to the pay by weight bin charges or refer to the charges in any way.  Also, correspondence (same dates) relating to consultations sought by the Department of the Environment with regard to pay by weight charges and a breakdown of the costs of any consultation.
FOI/2016/95​Journalist​15/07/2016 - All correspondence between Minister and any other Minister/department/official/individual in relation to 'pay by weight' since 01/01/2015 to 14/07/2016 excluding correspondence from the public.
FOI/2016/96​Journalist​​20/07/2016 - Documents between Department and waste collection sector.

Part-granted

Reply

​17/08/2016
FOI/2016/97​Journalist​29/06/2016 - All memos and briefing material for the Minister (Coveney) on the introduction of pay by weight bin charges.All records relating to the decision to delay introduction of compulsory pay by weight charges and the decision to instead announce a cap on bin charges.Copies of all correspondence with bin companies and memos of any meetings with the same on the same topics (from May 1 to date). ​
FOI/2016/98​Journalist29/07/2016 - ​I request the following records relating to the proposed nuclear power plant to be built at hinkley Point in the United Kingdom.
A copy of all reports and documents prepared by the Department on the matter between June 1, 2015 and the date of this letter
A copy of all reports and documents prepared for or submitted to the Department on the matter between June 1 2015 and the date of this letter
Correspondence to/from the Minister's Office about the proposed Hinkley Point Plant

​Granted

Reply

18/08/2016
FOI/2016/99​Journalist​03/08/2016 - All correspondence between RTE and the Department of Communications since 2014 that includes the keyword "An Post"

​Part-granted

Reply

26/08/2016
FOI/2016/100​Journalist05/08/2016  - ​A copy of the report (including related briefing papers, presentation documents, etc.,) concerning an incident which affected operations at Clady Hydro-electric Station in Co Donegal, which was received by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, from the ESB Group, and which was sought by him as was made reference to by the Minister in an email correspondence received by me on March 2nd 2016.

​Granted

Reply

​24/08/2016
FOI/2016/101Public Representive​08/08/2016 - A list of the number of times each individual member of the European Parliament (MEP) has appeared on an RTE programme, be that radio, television or otherwise, since the 2014 European Elections, and for this list to be provided in tabular form, outlining the MEP and also the programme appeared on. Transferred09/08/2016
​FOI/2016102​Public Representive​08/08/2016 - The amount of money spent by Irish Water/Ervia on advertising in newspapers, a list of the amount of money per publication and the name of the publication, as well as the month and year it was spent, and for this information to be proviided in tabular form.Transferred09/08/2016
FOI/2016/103​Public Representive08/08/2016 - ​The amont of money spent by Irish Water/Ervia on advertising and Public Relations across all media platforms, television, radio, newspapers or other, and a list of the money spent and the recipient of that money, the month and year it was spent, and for this to be provided in tabular formTransferred09/08/2016
FOI/2016/104​Member of the Public11/08/2016 - ​All emails, reports, briefings and other communications exchanged between the Department of Communications and Denis O'Brien, any of his companies, or anyone acting on behalf of him or his companies, in relation to the 'The Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014'.

Refused

Reply

 

08/09/2016
FOI/2016/105​Business Representive.11/08/2016 - ​This is a FOI request for all directions made by the Minister under s.
110 of the Postal and Telecommunications Services Act, 1983.

​Refused

Reply

08/09/2016
FOI/2016/106​Public Representive.15/08/2016 - Any internal reports and recommendations produced by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and its predecessor Department (of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources) as well as documents in relation to discussions, meetings, letters as well as emails and briefing notes produced by the Department, from May 2014 to date, in relation to potential implications of the discovery of discrepancies in CO2 emissions readings in a number of vehicles produced by the Volkswagen Group (or the so-called Volkswagen diesel emissions testing scandal).

Any internal within the Department and its predecessor Department as well as any external correspondence to and from the Department and its predecessor Department relating to the same.

​Withdrawn17/08/2016
FOI/2016/107​Journalist

12/08/2016-

• correspondence including emails between DCENR and DECLG, and between either department and third parties/other government departments/state agencies.
• meeting records
• Internal records such as memos/briefing notes.

2. Please can you also provide me with a breakdown of costs/estimated costs associated with changing the department structure/name and minister’s portfolio title to Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources and then to Communications, Climate Change & Environment. For example, the costs/estimated future costs of changing the website, email addresses and stationary, and of relocating staff.

​Granted

Reply

06/10/2016
FOI/2016/108​Public Representive.

15/08/2016

​• The amount paid to the State by Bord na Mona by way of dividend per year from 1946-2016;
• A copy of all documents (including emails) from 1 January 2010-Present concerning the importation of Palm Kernel Shells by Bord na Mona for co-firing at Edenderry Power Plant.

​Granted.

Reply

​6/10/2016
FOI/2016/109​Public Representive

​16/08/2016

• A copy of all documents (reports, including drafts, memos, meeting minutes, emails etc…) on departmental concerns re: a lack (or perceived lack) of growing of domestic energy crops;
• A cop of all documents concerning any dealings between JHM Crops Ltd and Bord na Mona.

​Granted

Reply

13/09/2016
FOI/2016/110​Journalist

​16/08/2016

Copies of any correspondence between your Department & both the Department of Justice and the Department of Social Protection regarding electronic tagging of offenders and possibility of linking child welfare to school attendance

​Refused

Reply

13/09/2016
FOI/2016/111​Journalist

​17/08/2016

• Requesting copies of all departmental briefing material, presentations or reports prepared for the Minister for Communications concerning the UK’s EU referendum between January, 1 2016 and August 17, 2016.
• Copies of all correspondence between the Minister, Secretary General and Assistant Secretaries concerning the UK EU referendum, over the same period.

​Part granted

Reply

​4/10/2016
FOI/2016/112​Public Representative

​21/08/2016 -

1. Reports and recommendations produced by the interdepartmental working group that was established unde A Resource Opportunity - Waste Management Policy in Ireland as well as documents in relation to discussions, meetings, letters as well as emails and briefing notes produced by the working group in relation to the possible introduction of a household waste collection waiver scheme and other alternative support schemes for low income households and/or othe groups, such as large households or households containing persons with a disability since January 2012 to date.
2. All internal correspondence within the Department of Environment, Community adn Local Government in relation to discussions, minutes of meetins, letters as well as emails and briefing notes regarding the possible introduction of a household waste collection waiver scheme since March 2011 to date.

FOI/2016/113​Journalist22/08/2016 - ​1. A Copy of all correspondence given to Minister Denis Naughten on June 21 ahead of a meeting with RTE management
2. Copies of all correspondence between Minister Naughten and former RTE director general Noel Curran
3. Copies of all correspondence between Minister Naughten and RTE director general Dee Forbes.
I am also seeking copies of any documents attached to correspondence to/from the aforementioned individuals.

​Part-granted

Reply

14/09/2016
FOI/2016/114Journalist​

26/08/2016 -

​1) The number of former private secretaries (appointed before 1 Feb 2012) in your Department currently receiving the 50% allowance including a breakdown of the number of former private secretaries to Ministers Ministers of state or heads of Department; the cost of allowances to these in 2015 2) The number or former private secretaries in your Department appointed after 1 February 2012 and at what percentage level they are receiving an allowance (under the terms of last years civil service arbitraton board decision) and which type of private secretary they were; the cost of allowances to these in 2015 3) The number of active private secretaries in your Department in 2015 broken down by what kind of private secretary they were 4) The number of private secretaries in our Department at present broken down by what kind of private secretary they are.

​Granted

Reply

22/09/2016
FOI/2016/115​Business Representative29/08/2016 - ​All documents including handwritten notes and electronic files held relating to the preparation and submission of the briefing documents made by the Decarbonisation Policy & Coordination Division to Minister Naughten on his appointment as Minister, specifically but not exclusively relating to the implementation of REFIT3.

​Granted

Reply

29/09/2016
FOI/2016/116​Business Representative​29/08/2016 - The number of renewal energy sector representative delegations met by Minister Naughren, copies of briefing notes and minutes for these meetings,.  Attendees with the minister at those meetings, copy of the Minister's appointment diary.  Copies of notes and minutes from those meetings, with the specific times allocated to meet the following organisations The Irish Solar Energy Association, The Irish Wind Energy Association, Meitheal na Gaoithe The Irish Wind Farmers Association, CRE The Composing & Digestion Association, IRBEA Irish Bioenergy Association.

​Part granted

Reply

23/09/2016
FOI/2016/117​Business Representative​29/08/2016 - The total number of applications received by the Decarbonisation Policy & Coordination Division for REFIT3.  The number of applications in receipt of a REFIT offer specificaally but not exclusively those with HECHP approval and the dates of that offer. 

​Part granted

Reply

26/09/2016
FOI/2016/118​Journalist​30/08/2016 - The amount the Department spent on placing advertisement on behalf of the Department in newspapers, TV, radio, magazines and social media in the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and to date in 2016.

​Granted

Reply

27/09/2016
FOI/2016/119​Client

​31/08/2016 - On behalf of Brownfield Restoration (Ireland) Limited requesting all documents, to include all reports (including draft reports), memoranda, correspondence in written or electronic format or otherwise, relating to or connected with the works and/or investigations carried out by Wicklow County Council and or its servants and agents at our client's site at Whitestown, Co.Wicklow from 1 October 2009 to date.

Such information should include:

1. All documents and correspondence with Wicklow County Council relating to the Whitestown site.

2. All documents and correspondence with third parties, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the European Commission, relating to the Whitestown site.

3. All documents and correspondence arising from complaints made by Brownfield Restoration (Ireland) Limited.

4. All correspondence relating to the need for a waste licence and/or appropriate Environmental Impact Statement in respect of landfill remediation.

FOI/2016/120​Journalist​01/09/2016 - A copy of all correspondence between the IRFU and Minister Naughten since he was appointed. Please include a copy of the email referred to in the following lobbying return.

https://www.lobbying.ie/return/6537/irish-rugby-football-union

​Granted

Reply

05/09/2016
FOI/2016/121​Business Representative​06/09/2016 - Dublin Airport Authority has announced it's intention to proceed with the construction of a new parallel runway on foot of planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanala in 2007.  Requesting copies of all correspondence, emails and memos relating to the runway and to regulation EU 598/2014, including - but not limited to -all correspondence, emails and memos between your Minister/Department and (a) the Dublin Airport Authority, (b) any other Government Minister/Department, and (c) the IAA or any other Public Body during the past 12 months ​Withdrawn18/11/2016
FOI/2016/122​Business Representative​09/09/2016 - Submissions made in response to the National Broadband Plan SEA Scoping Consultation.​Withdrawn13/09/2016
FOI/2016/123​Member of the Public11/09/2016 - ​1) Copies of all correspondence (including emails) between (to and from) the office of Minister Denis Naughten and all parties in relation to EirGrid's proposed Grid West project since his appointment as Minister
2) Copies of all correspondence (including emails) between (to and from) Minister Naughten and all parties about setback distances from wind turbines since his appointment as Minister

Part A Granted

Part A Reply

Part B Refused

Part B Reply

​11/10/2016

 

10/10/2016

FOI/2016/124​Business Representative​14/09/2016 - Single Electricity Market ('the SEM')

(a) Copies of all documents held by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (herein after ‘the Department’) in hardcopy and/or electronic form (to include all letters, e-mails, memos (internal and external), agendas, minutes, instructions, attendances and reports) which relate to the notification to  the European Commission (in accordance with the obligation to notify all new aid measures to the European Commission) of the following:

(i) the establishment of the Capacity Payment Mechanism in the SEM and;
(ii) any other measure related to the SEM which entails state aid.

(b) Copies of all correspondence in hardcopy and/or electronic form (to include all letters, e-mails, memos (internal and external), agendas, minutes, instructions, attendances and reports) between the Department and the Commission for Energy Regulation (hereinafter ‘the CER’) and all correspondence between the Department and the European Commission which relate to the notification to the European Commission for the purposes of state aid approval of the following:

(i) the establishment of the Capacity Payment Mechanism in the SEM and;
(ii) any other measure related to the SEM in respect of which the European Commission was notified for state aid purposes.
(c) Copies of all correspondence in hardcopy and/or electronic form between the European Commission and the Department and/or between the Department and the CER which relate to any investigations and/or requests for information from the European Commission in respect of the following:

(i) the establishment of the Capacity Payment Mechanism in the SEM and;
(ii) any other measure related to the SEM in respect of which the European Commission was notified for state aid purposes.

(d) Copy Decision (and all documentation ancillary thereto) of the European Commission as regards state aid in respect of the following:

(i) the Capacity Payment Mechanism in the SEM and;
(ii) any other measure related to the SEM which entails state aid.

(e) Where state aid approval was not sought from the European Commission in respect of the establishment of the SEM, copies of all correspondence in hardcopy and/or electronic form (to include all internal memos within the Department, all external memos in respect of the Department’s communications with external third parties, minutes, agendas, attendances, reports, presentations, instructions, letters and e- mails) which detail the reasons why the establishment of the Capacity Payment Mechanism in the SEM was not notified to the European Commission for the purpose of seeking state aid approval from the European Commission.

​Refused

Reply

08/11/2016
FOI/2016/125​Journalist20/09/2016 - ​Copies of any submissions made by TV3 in relation to transmission charges over the past two year? This relates to the proposal that platforms such as Sky would be charged a fee to carry indigenous stations.​Withdrawn04/10/2016
FOI/2016/126​Journalist​21/09/2016 - Access to any minutes/memos arising out of the meeting between Minister Naughten and Jackie Gallagher/Tesco referred to in the following lobbying return: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/9173/4pr

​Granted

Reply

18/10/2016
FOI/2016/127​Journalist​26/09/2016 - Details of the number of absences among Dublin-based Departmental personnel on each day of the following months:

- September 2015
- September 1 to 26, 2016

​Granted

Reply

24/10/2016
FOI/2016/128Member of the Public.​28/09/2016 - A list of the names of each Bulk Personal Dataset held or controlled by the Department, and, for each dataset:
a) the purposes for which the dataset is held,
b) the size of the dataset (in terms of either gigabytes of disk space, or number of individuals, or both),
c) how many copies of the dataset are in existence in the department, and the source of that figure (ie whether that figure is as a result of copy control measures, a comprehensive audit, or is an estimate).

​Granted

Reply

24/10/2016
FOI/2016/129​Journalist​04/10/2016 - Copies of any submissions made about the treatment of opt out TV services in Ireland made by TV3 in the last two years? This would relate to any proposals from TV3 on how opt out channels might pay some taxes or contribute financially to the broadcasting sector.

​Refused

Reply

28/10/2016
FOI/2016/130​Client​17/10/2016 - On behalf of our client Brownfield Restoration (Ireland) Ltd we request;
- All records, communications, instructions, internal emails, etc. relating to the decision by the Department to fund the remediation of the Whitestown site.

​Part-granted

This is not available to view online due to it's volume, however can be obtained by contacting FOI Unit.

08/12/2016
FOI/2016/131​Journalist​19/10/2016 - The total number of interns hired under the Jobbridge scheme by the Department  and by any agencies under the remit of this Department.
The department or agency under the remit of the department the intern was placed in. The average age of interns hired by the Department or by any agencies of this Department.
Gender breakdown of each intern.
How long each internship interns hired under Jobbridge stayed with the Department. The job description of each internship as advertised, including relevant qualifications and educational requirements.
Where the internship was advertised- what website it was published on.
How many interns under the Jobbridge scheme offered a full-time position by the Department after they had completed the scheme.
What stage of the internship was the job offered.
The starting salary of this job.
The starting and finishing dates of each intern. 
Information requested is from the inception of the scheme in 2013, to date.

​Granted

Reply

16/11/2016
FOI/2016/132​Journalist​19/10/2016 - Copies of all correspondence between the Secretary General of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Minister Denis Naughten from May 7 2016 to October 19 2016​Withdrawn 31/01/2017
FOI/2016/133​Journalist​19/10/2016 - Copies of all corresondence, hard copy and email, from persons and/or organisations, both nationally and internationally, representing the rubber tyre industry.
Please also include records of any telephone conversations and minutes of meetings which have taken place on the same issue.  We also wish to have copies of responses made by the Government to any such correspondence.  The period we wish to cover is from 1st January 2010 to present
​Withdrawn29/11/2016
FOI/2016/134​Journalist​19/10/2016 - All records - reports, emails, correspondence, records of phone calls, memos, records of meetings, etc. between this department and the European Tyre Recycling Association  from January 2013 to date​Withdrawn28/10/2016
FOI/2016/135​Journalist​20/10/2016 - Documents relating to the creation of a universal broadcasting charge. The financial implications of creating that and the decision by the Minister to scrap it. Documents relating to reform or change or the future of the licence fee. Documents relating to the future of the levy on independent radio broadcasters.

​Part -granted

Reply

16/11/2016
FOI/2016/136​Journalist​25/10/2016 - All correspondence (written, digital, text, other formats) between the Minister; Minister of State Sean Kyne; Secretary General Mark Griffin; Assistant Secretary Katherine Licken 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


 

FOI/2016/137​Journalist​25/10/2016 - All records in relation to Whitegate oil refinery created between November 20, 2015 and September 1, 2016 held by the Department
FOI/2016/138​Journalist​26/10/2016 - Copies of all records relating to the 2016 decision not to add the Six Nations rugby championships to Ireland's list of free-to-air sports events. ​Withdrawn27/10/2016
FOI/2016/139​Journalist​28/10/2016 - The top 10 most visit websites by staff working in Department during 2015 and to date in 2016 and the number of times each site was visited. The number of times that staff working in the Department have logged onto the following social networking sites (i) Facebook (ii) YouTube and (iii) Twitter during the same period. Details of any breaches of the Department’s internet policy, any investigates that may have taken place and the sanctions taken.

​Refused

Reply

28/10/2016
FOI/2016/140​Business Representative.​1/11/2016 - 1. Records of requests from, or relating to requests from, bidders to the National Broadband Plan since 1st January 2016, seeking more time; together with records of responses from the Department
2. Records of notices of, or amendments to, deadlines or procurement schedules, sent to bidders or potential bidders to the National Broadband Plan since 1st January 2016

​Refused

Reply

22/12/2016
FOI/2016/141​Journalist​1/11/2016 - Records relating to minutes of meetings  held between the Department and RTE in the years 2014, 2015, 2016

​Part-granted

Reply

​1/12/2016
FOI/2016/142​Journalist2/11/2016 - A Copy of the report Household Waste Management Costs in Ireland by DKM Economic Consultants commissioned in 2015.

Granted

Reply

29/11/2016
FOI/2016/143​Journalist​2/11/2016 - Copies of any submissions, reports, memoranda, briefing notes, speaking notes etc prepared for the Minister with regard to the Report on the Concentration of Media Ownership in Ireland.
- copies of any correspondence/representations received by the Department with regard to the above and the response that issued in each case.

​Granted

Reply

22/11/2016
FOI/2016/144​Journalist​11/11/2016 - 1. All communications with both ESB Networks and the Commission for Energy Regulation from July 2016 to date regarding the National Smart Metering Programme.
2. All internal records from July 2016 to date concerning delays to the National Smart Metering Programme.

​Part Granted

Reply

12/12/2016
FOI/2016/145​Journalist​15/11/2016 - Correspondence created relating to Eircode and its links with the company Autoaddress.
 
This to include all records in the department of correspondence, be it written or by email, between any minister, junior minister or senior civil servant of the grade assistant secretary general equivalent or above in the department and the company named above concerning the Eircode postcode project.
 
This to include, but not be limited to, all written correspondence, be they letters, memos, diary notes or records of conversations or phone calls, and all email correspondence or notes between any of the above parties concerning the subject above.
 
To limit the scope of this request to a reasonable degree, I would like to focus the request on any such correspondence created just between the dates of January 1st 2012 and November 15th 2016.

​Refused

Reply

 

13/12/2016
FOI/2016/146​Journalist​17/11/2016 - All correspondence about: potential fines which could be incurred by Ireland because of non-compliance with EU 2020 climate targets.
This should include but not be limited to copies of all representations/submissions/correspondence received by the Minister, or the Minister’s representatives, in relation to this topic, and all representations/submissions/correspondence sent by the Minister, or the Minister’s representatives on this topic to any department/person.
This should include but not be limited to copies of: memos, letters, text messages, phone calls, emails, or any other form of communication.
​Withdrawn16/12/2016
FOI/2016/147​Journalist​21/11/2016 - 1. The minutes of all meetings of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce since its establishment

2. All external submissions received by the taskforce.

​Withdrawn​1/12/2016
FOI/2016/148​Journalist​30/11/2016 - Details of all the gifts received and given by the minister and/or his office in the 12 months up to the date of this letter. The details should list:
(1) the type of gift and its value; (2) who gave it/to whom it was given; (3) when and where the gift was given/received and the reason for the presentation.
• Records of any correspondence to and from the Minister’s office in relation to the sourcing and/or purchase of items to be used as gifts to be handed out by the minister on trips abroad or upon welcoming people to Ireland.
• Correspondence to/from the Minister’s office about receiving/giving gifts.

​Granted

Reply

22/12/2016
FOI/2016/149​Journalist​30/11/2016 - All documents, records and correspondence between January 1st 2016 and the present date relating to the use of herbicide, glyphosate, and products containing glyphosate, correspondence to include both written and electronic communications.  Please note that this request excludes official European Commission documents and circulars.

​Refused

Reply

22/12/2016
FOI/2016/150​Journalist​05/12/2016 - All correspondence to and from the Minister/Minister's office from Dee Forbes dated March 1 2016 to date December 5 2016

​Granted

Reply

 

19/12/2016
FOI/2016/151​Journalist​06/12/2016 - I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to request all records, memos, emails, letters or any file held in any electronic format regarding the cost of renaming the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment. I would like this request to cover the period May 1, 2016 to the present day.

​Granted

Reply

03/01/2017
FOI/2016/152​Journalist​07/12/2016 - A breakdown of the legal fees incurred, and compensation paid (where applicable) for civil cases taken against your Department from January 1st 2016 to present.
FOI/2016/153​Journalist08/12/2016 - All correspondence about pay by weight bin charges.  The time span for this request is for any communications for the year 2016 to date.
FOI/2016/154​Journalist14/12/2016 - ​1. Any correspondence between the Department and ComReg on deletion of section of Postal Services Act on price cap.  2. Any reports, submissions, memoranda, briefing notes relating to the above decision by Ministe Naughten. ​Withdrawn20/12/2016
FOI/2016/155​Journalist14/12/2016 - ​1. Any correspondence between the Department and ComReg on deletion of section of Postal Services Act on price cap.  2. Any reports, submissions, memoranda, briefing notes relating to the above decision by Ministe Naughten.

​Refused

Reply

16/01/2017
FOI/2016/156​Journalist​16/12/2016 - How many people are employed by the Department? How many of the Departments employees are male and female? What is the average pay for male employees and the average pay for female employees within the Department? A breakdown of gender at each pay scale e.g Principal Officer: 5 male 3 female.

​Granted

Reply

17/01/2017

FOI/2016/157​Journalist16/12/2016 -​1. The cost of external media monitoring services or any same such service for each year from 2006 to date
2. Details of contracts for external media monitoring services or any same such service for each year from 2006 to date.

​Part-granted

Reply

18/01/2017
FOI/2016/158​Journalist​19/12/2016 - Any correspondence between the Minister Denis Naughten and any other member of government or any outside body or individual on the issue of the Sellafield nuclear plant between the dates 1 July 2016 and 1 December 2016.
FOI/2016/159​Journalist​19/12/2016 - Any correspondence between the Minister Denis Naughten and any other member of government or any outside body or individual on the issue of the Sellafield nuclear plant between the dates 1 July 2016 and 1 December 2016.

​Granted

Reply

18/01/2017