The Policing Authority has a policy of publishing a summary of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received on the Authority’s website for reference purposes.  FOI requests received since January 2016, (other than requests for personal information), are available in the FOI Disclosure Log which is a list of all non-personal FOI requests received since the establishment of the Authority. The publication of this FOI log is one of a number of measures aimed at promoting transparency though the routine publication of information. 

Reference number Date of Receipt of Request Category of Applicant

Summary of Information/Records Requested

*Please be advised that the summary provided may not be the exact wording of the original request*

Date of Decision

Summary of Decision

PA/2019/27919-Aug-19OtherThe number of successful final reviews relating to Garda competitions for the years 2017-2019, the number of years of service and years at the rank of Inspector of all successful candidates in the Policing Authority Superintendent competition 2019, and an outline of the available options to the External Review on conclusion of the Final Review where the review is deemed successful.16-Sept-19Part-Granted
PA/2019/21818-Jun-19Member of the PublicInformation as to which members of the Garda Síochána senior management team (both sworn and civilian members, from rank of Assistant Commissioner/Executive Director up), have not yet signed the Code of Ethics.16-Jul-19Granted
PA/2019/10007-Mar-19Member of the PublicName of the act(s) that set up the Policing Authority, as well as the names of subsequent relevant statutory instruments, their numbers and years when introduced.12-Mar-19Withdrawn and answered outside FOI
PA/2018/38001-Oct-18JournalistCorrespondence between the OPW and the Policing Authority surrounding the residence for the Garda Commissioner from 1 January 2018 to September 2018 and receipts relating to works carried out on this residence.30-Oct-18Refused under section 15(1)(a)
PA/2018/25219-Jun-18PublicIn relation to the mandatory disclosure directive under section 11 of the Mental Health Act 2001, does section 11 apply to every instance of involuntary admission for all gardaí and attending GPs? What is the precise nature of the legal sanction incurred for failure to comply with this directive and has this legal sanction ever been applied?16-Jul-18Refused under section 15 (1)(a)
PA/2018/22905-Jun-18JournalistDetails of all expenses and fees claimed by members of the Policing Authority from 1 January 2016 until 31 May 2018, including the name and position of the member, the breakdown of expense, credit card payments, and the overall amount of expenses per annum.02-Jul-18Granted
PA/2018/22631-May-18Oireachtas, Public RepresentativeAll correspondence, documents and recommendations held by the Policing Authority in relation to guidelines in relation to CCTV schemes from January 2017 and the present.29-Jun-18Part-Granted
PA/2018/8021-Feb-18OtherAll correspondence, documents, recommendations, and minutes of meetings held by the Policing Authority relating to the implementation of liquor licensing laws and monitoring of special exemption orders, from January 2010 to present.20-Mar-18Granted
PA/2018/7115-Feb-18PublicAll drug cases and outcomes in South Donegal area relating to the time period January 2010 to January 2018.20-Feb-18Rejected
PA/2018/6007-Feb-18JournalistAny records, including but not limited to memos, reports, and communications regarding 'misclassification' of data on the Garda PULSE system between 2010 and 2018.07-Mar-18Part-Granted
PA/2018/5930-Jan-18OtherA copy of the report supplied by the CAO of the Garda Síochána, to the Policing Authority, in relation to the use by the former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan, of her personal Gmail account, when conducting official Garda business.27-Feb-18Part-Granted
PA/2018/4726-Jan-18JournalistAll documents and correspondence relating to homicide figures between 2015-2018.23-Feb-18Part-Granted
PA/2018/2518-Jan-18JournalistDetails of the full amount claimed in expenses by each member of the Policing Authority including copies of any vouching documents used in claiming these expenses.13-Feb-18Granted
PA/2018/910-Jan-18JournalistA copy of the report on the use of a private Gmail address by the former Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan.07-Feb-18Part-Granted
PA/2017/66009-Dec-17JournalistCorrespondence between the Authority and the Garda Síochána relating to the preparation of a report on the use of a private Gmail address by the former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan.10/01/2018Part-granted
PA/2017/54806-Oct-17JournalistAll representations made to the Policing Authority in relation to amending the ranks order within the Garda Síochána and replies in relation to the same03/11/2017

Refused under Section 15


PA/2017/49715-Sep-17Member of the PublicAll records relating to use of CCTV by the Garda Síochána whether under section 38 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 or otherwise.18-Oct-17Granted
PA/2017/39225-Jul-17JournalistInformation in relation to the Crowe Horwath report including information in relation to the tendering process and dates of the contract commencement and conclusion.23-Aug-17Part-Granted
PA/2017/38617-Jul-17Member of the PublicInformation and figures regarding money spent of flights and accommodation for work- related business by Policing Authority staff in 2016 and to date of request in 2017.03-Aug-17Granted
PA/2017/28405-May-17Member of the PublicCorrespondence between the Authority and the Garda Síochána relating to the discussion mentioned in the recent progress report regarding redeployment.31-May-17Part-Granted
PA/2017/153 24-Mar-17JournalistAll correspondence,both internal and external and with the Garda Síochána, regarding the timing of the release of the Policing Authority statement with the subject line: “issues discovered with administration of fixed charge notices and road side breath tests.20-Apr-17Granted
PA/2016/43210-Oct-16JournalistCorrespondence to/from the Policing Authority in relation to the review of Garda deployment / resources and the reopening of six Garda stations.17-Oct-16Refused under section 15 (1)(a)
PA/2016/40630-Sep-16JournalistCorrespondence, emails, notes between the Authority and the Garda Síochána, and the Department and Minister for Justice dated from 1 January 2016 to 30 September 2016 relating to senior Garda appointments made in 2016.28-Oct-16Part-Granted
PA/2016/44101-Sep-16Member of the PublicDocuments, projects, reports and memos in relation to the use/potential use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) (also known as drones) by the Garda Síochána.17-Oct-16Refused under section 15 (1)(a)