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Requests must be made in writing and contain enough information so that we know what records you are looking for. Your letter should refer to the Freedom of Information Acts. You should state if you would like to obtain copies of the records involved in any special form such as photocopy or on computer disc.

Also, if you are requesting non-personal records, you must enclose the correct fee of �15 (�10 for medical card holders) at the time of making your request. This should be by way of cheque, postal order or bank draft made payable to the "Department of Social and Family Affairs".


This reduced fee does not apply to holders of GP Visit Cards. If the reduced fee applies, you must provide your medical card number; the name of the issuing Health Executive area and your consent to allow the Department to contact the Health Executive in question to check details with them.

Attached we have a request form ( FOI 1 and Instructions ) that you can use to make your request if you want (but you do not have to use it).

Additional copies of this booklet and attached forms are available from:

  • your local Social Welfare Office
  • Information Services
    Department of Social and Family Affairs
    Social Welfare Services Office
    College Road

Telephone: (071) 91 93313


LoCall Leaflet Line: 1890 20 23 25


The rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.

Last modified:06/10/2008

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