Publication Scheme

Introduction

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires bodies under the remit of the Act to prepare and publish a scheme concerning the publication of information by the body in conformity with guidelines made by the Minister. 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. Bodies should publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI and as part of their normal business activities, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Sections 8 (5) and 11 (3) of the Act.

Under the Act, Dundalk Institute of Technology is required that in preparing, reviewing or revising a publication scheme, it has regard to the public interest in:

  1. Allowing public access to information held by DkIT
  2. Publishing the reasons for decisions
  3. Publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to activities and functions in general.

Publication Methods and Review

Under the Publication Scheme, DkIT will:

  • Set out information to assist members of the public in their understanding of the Institute and its functions,
  • Publish the information held, grouped under the information headings as set out by the Minister (See table below),
  • Explain the procedures to get access to information or advise on information held by DkIT.

The Institute is obliged to make available the publication scheme no later than six months after the commencement of Section 8 of the FOI Act 2014 – i.e., 14th April 2016. Please find DkIT’s Publication Scheme below.

Information

Information About DkIT

Dundalk Institute of Technology was established in 1971 and is leading and serving the North Leinster-South Ulster region of Ireland. 

Who we are and what we do

Understanding and Agreements in existence in DkIT 

 

Services Provided

Services and Functions

Our offices, departments, research centre etc. perform a very wide range of functions and services. Please find below links to details of the primary services that we offer to the public.

Functions and Services

 

Decision Making Process

Decision Making Process

Information on our decision making processes at DkIT.

Decision Making Procedures

 

Financial Information

Financial Info

Details and procedures on what we spend.

Financial Information

 

Procurement Information

Procurement Info

Details and procedures on what we spend.

Procurement Information

 

FOI disclosures Log

FOI Disclosure Log

A log of requests detailing FOI Requests processed by DkIT

See the Disclosure Log