Wicklow County Council has prepared and published a publication scheme concerning the information of the Council in conformity with a model and guidelines made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
The scheme came into effect on 14 April 2016.
Purpose of scheme
The scheme is designed to facilitate the provision of information to the greatest extent possible, except for information exempted under the Act, and in preparing, reviewing or revising a publication scheme, a freedom of information (FOI) body shall have regard to the public interest in:
- Allowing public access to information held by the FOI body
- The publication of reasons for decisions made by the FOI body
- Publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally
Six information sets
Information will be provided under the following six headings: