Irish Court Rejects Agency Claim of Access Exemption

24 June 2015

The Irish Supreme Court June 23 unanimously rejected arguments by the National Asset Management Agency that it is not a public authority subject to freedom of environmental information requests.

Established in response to an unprecedented financial crisis, the agency’s scope and scale was “exceptional” and it was given “special powers,” the court said.

The text of the decision is available on The Story, a blog run by Gavin Sheridan, the journalist who pursued the matter after making a request for information in 2010, about 2,000 days ago.

For more see article in The Irish Times.

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