How to Make a Request

Please click here for a Guide to Making a Freedom of Information Request to Trinity College Dublin (PDF). A standard request form for each of the 3 possible Freedom of Information (FOI) Request are available below:

1) Request form for Access to Records under the FOI Act 2014
2) Request form for Amendment of Personal Information under the FOI Act 2014
3) Request form under the FOI Act 2014 for information regarding an action of the College affecting the person

FOI requests should be submitted in writing (by email or post), preferably using a standard request form, to the Information Compliance Officer.

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Other Ways to Access Information

Please note that a large amount of information about Trinity and its functions is publicly available without the need to make a Freedom of Information request. Those seeking information should, in the first instance, consult Trinity's FOI Publication Scheme, the University Calendar, Prospectuses or other publications, the Trinity Enquiries Office (enquiries@tcd.ie, 01-896-1724) or Trinity Website. You may also make direct contact with staff in relevant departments - contact details can be found on the Trinity website.

Fees

Please see our Legislation page for full details of fees and charges.

Rights of Appeal

Under the Act, the person who has requested the information has the right to appeal an FOI body's decision - firstly to a more senior staff member within the FOI body than the staff member who made the original decision (referred to as an Internal Reviewer), and then to the Office of the Information Commissioner if the decision is still not satisfactory. The Information Commissioner's decision in this instance is binding.

Assistance with Your Application

If you require further advice on your request, the Information Compliance Officer will be happy to help you.