Freedom of Information (FOI) in Revenue

Access to Information on the Environment (AIE)

The Access to information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations 2007 to 2011 gives you the right to access Environmental records held by, or for, a public authority.  Revenue will make a decision on your request within one month from the date of receipt.

The text of this legislation and guidelines are available on the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government website. The legislation defines the environmental information. It also lists the public authorities from which you can request information.

Making an AIE request

If you consider that Revenue holds relevant environmental information, you can contact us to make a request either in writing or by email. You should:

  • state that you are making the request under the AIE Regulations
  • provide as much information as possible to allow us to identify the environmental  information you require
  • and
  • include a daytime telephone number so that we can contact you if we have any queries.

Contact details are available in our Contact us section.

Internal Review

You may request an internal review of a decision by a more senior officer.  You should make your request within one month of receipt of notification of the decision. The
internal reviewer will inform you of the result of the review within one month.

Commissioner for Environmental Information

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you can appeal to the Commissioner for Environmental Information (CEI).  

You should make your request for appeal within one month of the

  • date you are notified of the internal review decision
  • or
  • date that you are due to be notified of the decision.