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Freedom of Information

In addition to fulfilling its obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, the NCCA is committed to providing information on its activities and services and ensuring all queries are dealt with in a timely fashion. The following frequently asked questions will be assistance to those who wish to make a request under the FOI Act

Q: What is FOI?

A: The FOI Act provides that from 21 April, 1998, every person has the following new legal rights:

  • the right to access official records held by Government Departments or other public bodies listed in the Act;
  • the right to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading; and
  • the right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them.

These rights mean that from 21 April, 1998, people can seek access to personal information held on them - no matter when the information was created - and to other records created after 21 April, 1998.


Q: What records can be requested?

A: Under the Act, the following records are accessible:

  • all records created after the Act commenced 21st April, 1998;
  • all personal records of clients, whenever created;
  • all records of staff created after 21 April, 1995, or earlier if used adversely against staff member; and
  • all records created earlier if needed to understand records created after that date.

Freedom of Information (FOI) Publication Scheme
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

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. 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 National Council for Curriculum and Assessment FOI Publication Scheme below. Each table leads to links to the relevant information on the NCCA's website. If the information you require cannot be found here, you may wish to conduct a search on the NCCA's website.
For information on how to make a Freedom of Information request please click here.

Q: How do I make an FOI Request to the Council?

A: You can send a request in writing to:

Mr. Morgan Lockhart

FOI Officer

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

35 Fitzwilliam Square

Dublin 2

T. +353 1 661 7177


Your request should include the following:

  • a statement that the request is being made under the FOI Act;
  • as much information as possible about the records being sought; and
  • a specification relating to the form of the copies being requested.

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 are available in hard copy from Government Publications Sales Office.


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