Q. How do I submit an FOI request?
A. An FOI request must:
be in writing (either by letter or in the case of personal requests, e-mail)
state that the information is being requested under the FOI Act
be addressed to the Freedom of Information Officer, WIT
Forms: Request forms are available from the office or printable forms can be downloaded here.
Information: If you require assistance or guidance in writing a request you can contact:
Q. What information is available?
A. Any official information or personal information held by public bodies can be sought under the Act.
Q. Can anyone get access to my personal records?
A. No, you are the only person who can access your personal records.
Q. Can anyone ask for reasons for acts taken by WIT?
A. A person who is affected by an act of SETU Waterford and has a material interest in a matter affected by the act may request reasons for that act. This is a different type of request than the regular request for records. It is a Section 10 request.
An FOI request must be in writing. It can be by letter or in the case of personal requests, e-mail.
According to Section 12(1), a request should:
State that you seek this information under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
Contain sufficient particulars in relation to the information concerned to enable the record to be identified. Please ensure to detail your particulars (i.e. Name, Address, Contact Details (e.g. telephone number and/or e-mail address)) as this information is required for subsequent correspondence that will follow.
Specify the manner or form in which you wish to gain access (the different forms of access are outlined in Section 17 of the Act).
The FOI Officer is available to provide assistance to persons with a disability to exercise their rights under the FOI Act 2014 (e.g. accepting or a request from requesters who are unavailable to read, print and/or write due to their disability, enabling requester to inspect or have records explain to him or her).