The Commissioner affirmed the refusal of the request, but varied the reasons, finding that the refusal was justified under Article 7(5) of the AIE Regulations.
28th July 2022
National Transport Authority
The Commissioner found that RTÉ is a "public authority" and that the information at issue was "environmental information" within the meaning of article 3(1) of the AIE Regulations.
27th July 2022
Radio Teilifís Éireann
The Commissioner annulled the Department's decision on the ground that it had not conducted adequate searches in an effort to locate all relevant environmental information. He directed it to undertake a fresh decision-making process in respect of the appellant's request.
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
The Commissioner annulled Coillte's decision. He directed Coillte to undertake a fresh decision making process in respect of each of the 19 requests.
OCE-120546-L8F1K3, [Plus eighteen other cases]
The Commissioner found that the Council's refusal to provide access to the information requested was not justified under article 9(2)(a). He directed the Council to undertake a fresh decision-making process.
22nd July 2022
The Commissioner found that ABP was not acting in a judicial capacity and was therefore a "public authority" for the purposes of the appeal. He also found that article 8(a)(iv) did not provide grounds for refusal and directed release of the information requested.
An Bord Pleanála
The Commissioner found that the request has not been dealt with in accordance with Article 4(5) of the Directive. The Commissioner therefore annulled the Department's decision and remitted the matter for fresh consideration by the Department.
14th July 2022
The Commissioner annulled the decision of the Council and directed release of some of the information identified as relevant to the request. He directed the Council to carry out a fresh decision-making process in respect of the remaining documents.
Donegal County Council
The Commissioner annulled the LDA's decision. He directed the LDA to undertake a fresh decision making process in respect of each of the four requests.
1st July 2022
OCE-111820-N9T6W7, OCE-111842-S3M9P3, OCE-111844-T0F6R5, OCE-111846-Z5C9T1
Land Development Agency
The Commissioner found that IFI was not justified in refusing the release of the requested information to the appellant. The Commissioner noted that IFI has now disclosed all information he considers was in the scope of the AIE request.
23rd June 2022
Inland Fisheries Ireland