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FOI List of Fees

  • There is no charge for submitting a request.
  • Search and Retrieval – €20 per hour (for requests that exceed the €100 minimum in terms of search,retrieval and copying),see table below.
  • €0.04 per sheet for a photocopy.
  • Internal review fee €30 (€10 for medical card holders).
  • Appeal to the Information Commissioner €50 (€15 for medical card holders).

Bands for estimating search & retrieval (€20 per hour) and photocopying fees (€0.04 per sheet):

Hours

Estimate

Action

Less than 5

€100 or less

No fees can be charged for search & retrieval or copying

Between 5 and 25 €101 - €500

Search & retrieval and copying fees apply

Between 25 and 35

€501 - €700

No more than €500 can be charged for search & retrieval or copying

More than 35

More than €700

The decision maker will contact the requester to ask him/her to refine/amend the request to ensure that the search & retrieval & coping charges are below €700.If the requester refuses to refine/amend the request then the request can be refused under Section 27 (12)(iii).

Notes:

  1. There is no charge if the records concerned contain only personal information relating to the applicant,unless there are a significant number of records.
  2. If you are claiming a reduced application fee,the request must be accompanied by the Medical Card registration number,issuing Health Board name and your consent to the verification of these details with that Health Board.
  3. A full list of fees is available on request.