Freedom of Information: A Briefing Session for UCC Staff

Participant Group: All UCC Staff

Facilitator: Catriona O’Sullivan, Information Compliance Manager, and Timmy O Connor, FOI Officer, OCLA


This session will introduce you to the FOI Act and will guide you through the basics, including:

  • Understanding the Act and individuals’ rights under FOI
  • What to do if you receive an FOI request
  • Knowing the timelines and key actions for answering requests
  • How to search for and list records
  • Assessing whether any records are exempt from release
  • Getting the final response ready
  • Creating and managing your records with FOI in mind
  • Putting your learnings into action with cases studies based on real FOI cases


Date: Tuesday 17th October

Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Location: MS Teams

Open for booking Via ESS 

Staff Wellbeing & Development

First Floor, Block E, Food Science Building, UCC, T12 YN60