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Fees Payable

A fees order was signed on 16 October 2014 by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform which provides that new fees should be applied to applications for review to the Information Commissioner.

Where a fee applies, it must be paid before your application can be accepted as a review.

Please note: if a fee does apply but is not paid, the application is deemed not to have been made.

In certain other circumstances, no fee is payable, or reduced fees may apply.

The fees to be charged are set out below. The '1997 Act' refers to the Freedom of Information Acts, 1997 & 2003, and the '2014 Act' refers to the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

You can pay your fee online.

Details of when payment is necessary, and the rates of payment.

Type of Review

 
Access to a personal record relating to the requester.No Fee
Amendment to records (S17 of the 1997 Act, or S9 of the 2014 Act).No Fee
Statement of reasons (S18 of the 1997 Act, or S10 of the 2014 Act).No Fee
Appeal decision of a public (FOI) body to charge a fee.
Fees may apply in respect of the search and retrieval and/or copying of records which are the subject of an FOI request. 
No Fee
  
Request to which S28(6) of the 1997 Act, or S37(8) of the 2014 Act applies.No Fee
Access to a non-personal record.€50
Access to a non-personal record by the holder of an Irish medical card or a dependant of a medical card holder. 
NB: The Office will require a photocopy of the relevant medical card
€15
  
Third parties appealing a decision of a public body to release their information on public interest grounds (S29 of the 1997 Act, or S38 of the 2014 Act).€15