Publication Scheme under Freedom of Information Act, 2014

Published April 14th 2016


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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