The Irish government’s announcement that it is planning to increase costs for Freedom of Information requests has (rightly) caused anger about the willingness of transparency and giving citizens their right to information. 

Here are some of the responses from Twitter about the changes, and the importance of FOI. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The media’s coverage, or lack of it, has come under some criticism.

 

 

 

The committee hearing to discuss the bill will be today.

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.