Making a Request

How do I make an FOI request?

Your application should be in writing and addressed to the FOI Officer, FOI Unit, Department of Justice and Equality, 51 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 and must be accompanied by the appropriate fee.  

Payment should be made by way of bank draft, postal money order or personal cheque made payable to "The Accountant, Department of Justice and Equality". If claiming a reduced application fee, the request must also be accompanied by the Medical Card registration number, issuing Health Board and your consent to the verification of these details with the Health Board.

Your letter should:
1 - refer to the FOI Act
2 - give as much information as possible about the records being sought
3 - specify if you would like to obtain copies of the record or would prefer access in another form
4 - If you are requesting personal information, please include some form of identification i.e. copy of driver's licence, passport etc.

Alternatively, you may use the FOI application form (PDF - 69KB) available on this web site and submit this along with the appropriate fee to the FOI Officer at the address given above.

Our Freedom of Information FAQ provides answers to common questions about FOI requests.