Information Management

Information Management 

Functions and Services

Freedom of Information:

  • The Unit ensures that Freedom of Information legislation (FOI) and Access to Information on the Environment legislation (AIE) is complied with, allowing individuals to access official records held by the Department as well as any personal records that the Department may hold on the individual. The main objectives of the FOI/AIE Unit are the processing of these requests as well as advising Decision Makers within the Department. The Unit acts as the main contact point for any OCEI/OIC reviews that take place. Requests can be submitted via email or letter to the Unit’s main location.


There are three ways to contact the unit:

By phone: (01) 6313913/(01) 6313919

By email: foi@chg.gov.ie

or by post:       Freedom of Information Unit,

Department of Culture, Heritage & The Gaeltacht,

23 Kildare Street,

Dublin 2

D02 TD30

Further general information about FOI/AIE and the Department’s policies can be found here


Records Management

  • The Unit oversees Records Management across the Department and ensures that records are stored and archived correctly and cohesively. Queries regarding Records Management can be directed to recordsmanagement@chg.gov.ie


Data Protection

  • The Unit is headed by the Data Protection Officer and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Acts, and the General Data Protection Regulation. It makes certain that information in the Department is received and held correctly and on a valid legal basis, that transfers of information outside the Department comply with the relevant legislation and ensures that Data Subjects understand and can exercise their rights. The Unit coordinates Subject Access Requests, Data Protection Breaches, Record of Processing Activities, and Erasure of Information.

Queries regarding Data Protection can be directed to data.protection@chg.gov.ie

Further information regarding Data Protection can be found at https://www.chg.gov.ie/help/legal-notices/data-protection/


Classes of Records Held

  • Admin – Request logs
  • Policy – Records Management and Retention, FOI and AIE Policy, Brexit & Data Protection
  • Legislation – FOI, AIE, Data Protection

Personal Information – FOI/AIE/SAR reque


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