Freedom of Information will apply to Gardaí
on 24/09/2013 11:31:59
Legislation will go through the second stages in the Dáil this week which will make administrative records available on request.
"I'd say there will be a lot of rows - my successor will have a lot of rows - I would imagine in terms of getting the records," said outgoing Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly
"But I think it's a tribute to Brendan Howlin and the Department that they faced down a lot of opposition and the gardaí will be coming under remit."
Documents relating to sensitive security and intelligence records will remain under a high level of protection.