Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information and EirGrid

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 is in place to ensure governmental departments and listed public bodies make the information they hold available to the public.

EirGrid became subject to FOI on October 14, 2015. EirGrid’s approach to FOI is to be open and transparent, and to positively manage our obligations to respond to requests for information.

Freedom of Information and you

The Freedom of Information Act gives individuals the following rights:

The right to access official records held by governmental departments and listed public bodies.

The right to have personal information relating to them amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading.

The right to be supplied with reasons for decisions made or taken by governmental departments and listed public bodies that affect them.

There are exemptions in the FOI Act where the requested information will not be released, for example: to protect another individual’s privacy rights. If any exemptions are necessary, the reasons will be provided and explained to you by the EirGrid FOI Unit. These are also detailed in the FOI Act.

How to make a Freedom of Information Request

FOI requests must:

  • Specify that the request is being made under the Freedom of Information Act;
  • Give as much detail as possible to support your request to enable us to process it efficiently;
  • Include your return address;
  • Detail the format by which you would like to receive your response (i.e email, postal, etc).

FOI requests can be submitted electronically to or by post to FOI Officer, FOI Unit, EirGrid, Block 3, The Oval, Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4.