Publication Scheme under Freedom of Information Act, 2014

Introduction:

Kilkenny County Council has prepared and published a Publication Scheme concerning the information of the Council in conformity with a Model and Guidelines made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014.

The Scheme comes into effect on the 14th April, 2016.

Purpose of Scheme:

The Scheme is designed to facilitate the provision of information to the greatest extent possible, except for information exempted under the Act and in preparing, reviewing or revising a Publication Scheme, an FOI body shall have regard to the public interest in:

(a)  allowing public access to information held by the FOI body;

(b)  the publication of reasons for decisions made by the FOI body; and

(c)  publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation  to its activities and functions generally. 

Scheme Format and Access:

The Scheme is web based with links from it to information under six headings as set out below which will be updated as provided for under the Act.  A hard copy will be available for viewing by appointment also.

Six Information Sets:

Information is provided under the following six headings:

General Information about Kilkenny County CounciFunctions and Services Provided

Decision Making ProceduresFinancial Information 

Procurment InformationRoutinely publised and miscellaneous Information


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Emergency Outside Office Hours

If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

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