Dublin, 28 September 2010 - Transparency International Ireland is celebrating International Right to Know Day with a public workshop on access to information in Ireland.
|Date||Tuesday, Sept 28 2010|
|Time||6.00pm to 7.30pm|
|Attendance||Free and open to the public, Priority booking for supporters and members|
|Venue||Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.|
|Booking||Email RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 612 7067|
- Gavin Sheridan (Journalist and Blogger, thestory.ie)
- Dr. Eoin O’Dell (Senior Lecturer in Law, Trinity College Dublin)
- Sean Garvey (Senior Investigator, Office of the Information Commissioner)
- John Devitt (CEO, Transparency International Ireland)
Freedom of Information (FOI) laws allow for the people’s democratic ‘right to know’ what is being done by government in their name. FOI can also be seen as “keeping government honest and discouraging corruption.”
Our workshop contributors will offer their practical insights and experiences on:
- Why does Freedom of Information (FOI) matter?
- What information can and can’t be requested?
- What agencies are subject to FOI laws? And which are not?
- How does one go about submitting an FOI request?
- How does our FOI system compare internationally?
- What is the role of information in holding government to account and stopping wrong-doing?
“It’s Good to Know …” series of public workshops
This event is part of a series of TI Ireland events called ‘It’s Good to Know’. It is the first in a series of public workshops offering no-nonsense advice and information on how government works and how people can make a difference in making Irish society and government more open and accountable.