Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 came into effect for Longford and Westmeath ETB on 14th April 2015.

The act gives anyone the right:

  • to request access to official records held by us;
  • to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading;
  • to be given reasons for decisions taken by us that affect them.
Make a Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

If you would like to make a Freedom of Information request, please complete our FOI request form.  Alternatively, you can put your request by email to, or by post to:

Freedom of Information Requests
Marlinstown Business Park
Co. Westmeath

Please note that if you are making a FOI request, you should start my stating: “I want to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 .”

If you have any questions about Freedom of Information, please call David McGreal, FOI Officer on 044 9348389, or send a message to

Further information

Here’s a copy of the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

The Freedom of Information website contains a helpful list of frequently asked questions, plus lots more information, guidelines and other resources relevant to the act.

The Office of the Information Commissioner reviews decisions made by public bodies in relation to Freedom of Information requests in a fair and independent way. The Commissioner also promotes the operation of the act and, from time to time, publishes commentaries on the operation of the act.

FOI Disclosure Log

Here’s a list of recent requests we have received and dealt with.

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, LWETB is obliged to publish a Publication Scheme, which is a comprehensive body of information about all of our services and activities. To read this, please click on the menu item at the top of this page.


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