Below you can read the full agenda for Public Affairs Ireland’s Annual Freedom of Information Conference 2017.
For more information about the conference, and the confirmed speakers, click here.
|9.00||Opening Remarks – Conference Chairperson||Garrett Fennell, Director, Public Affairs Ireland|
|9.05||Keynote Address: Freedom of Information – a key enabler of Political Reform in Ireland||Mr Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform|
|9.30||Freedom of Information – identifying best practice and highlighting areas for improvement||Office of the Information Comissioner|
|10.00||FOI and effective public administration – is openness and transparency ever the enemy of good government?||Ken Foxe, Lecturer in the DIT School of Media|
|10.30||FOI and Confidential Information – effectively managing requests and processing information||Paul Lavery, Partner, McCann FitzGerald|
|11.30||Addressing practical challenges faced by FOI officers||Panel of FOI Officers and Experts|
|11.50||The Requester’s perspective – some observations and comments from a FOI requester||David McConnell, Irish Examiner|
|12.20||An update on recent important legal decisions on FOI in Ireland||Annette Hogan, McCann Fitzgerald|
|12.50||Panel discussion and questions|