FOI Publication Scheme

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Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Sections 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act. This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law. The scheme commits FOI bodies to making information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with this scheme.

Please find the Property Registration Authority’s FOI Publication Scheme below.  Each link leads to a page comprising relevant information in the category as well as links to relevant information on other sections of our website. If the information you require cannot be found here, you may wish to conduct a search on our website, or to contact a member or staff at 0761 001610.

Information will be provided under the following six headings:

  1. Information about the FOI Body
  2. Functions and Public Services provided or to be provided
  3. Decision making procedures
  4. Financial Information
  5. Procurement
  6. Information Routinely Published and Miscellaneous

1. Information about the FOI Body

Who we are and what we do, organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.

  1. Establishment of organisation
  2. Roles
  3. Responsibilities
  4. Functions
  5. Governance arrangements (Strategic Plan 2016 – 2018, Appendix B)
  6. Management arrangements 
  7. Corporate Plans and Strategies (Strategic Plan 2016 – 2018)
  8. Annual Report
  9. Organisation Structure (Annual Report)
  10. Pay/Grading Structures
  11. Locations and contact details for the organisation
  12. Links to agencies/other bodies under the FOI body’s remit
  13. Details of Service Level Agreements / Memoranda of Understanding, if any
  14. Customer Charter and Action Plan 2018-2020
  15. Codes of Practice or Guidelines

2. Functions and Public Services provided or to be provided

The services we offer, details of functions and services that the organisation provides and the decision making process. Services provided for public including administration of an enactment / scheme (e.g. grant schemes)

  1. How such services can be accessed
  2. How much such services cost to access, if any
  3. Administration of such services
  4. Review or appeal rights relating to such services
  5. Research projects undertaken in respect of these functions / services

3. Decision making procedures

How we make decisions on policies: Decision Making processes and records of decisions

  1. Major policy proposals including any public consultation exercises
  2. Background information relating to major policy proposals and decisions
  3. Reports on the operation of public services by the FOI body
  4. Expenditure reviews
  5. Policy assessments

4. Financial Information

What we spend: financial information relating to income and expenditure

  1. Financial statements (Annual Reports)
  2. Major plans for Capital Expenditure
  3. Payments or Purchase Orders for goods and services (Financial Reports)
  4. Governance Board Member remuneration (Annual Report,  Appendix 6)
  5. Funding / Sponsorship of non-public bodies

5. Procurement

How we spend: Information relating to how we procure goods and services

  1. Procurement policies
  2. A link to all current tender competitions on the eTenders website
  3. Public contracts awarded including contract type, contractor, value, award date, duration and brief description (tabular format) over €10k for ICT and over €25k for other contracts (Financial Reports).

6. Information Routinely Published and Miscellaneous

  1. FOI Disclosure Log
  2. Reports
  3. Commercial publications and relative charges
  4. Information held by the body which is sought regularly.

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