Ensuring Access to Environmental Information

The role of the Commissioner for Environmental Information is to decide on appeals by members of the public who are not satisfied with the outcome of their requests to public authorities for environmental information.

New Commissioner for Environmental Information

Mr Peter Tyndall was appointed Ireland’s Ombudsman and Information Commissioner and Commissioner for Environmental Inforamtion on 2 December 2013. Mr Tyndall received his warrant of appointment from President Michael D. Higgins at a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin.

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Featured Decisions


In accordance with Article 12(5) of the AIE Regulations, the Commissioner reviewed the decision of the Bank and found that it was justified in refusing access to the information concerned on the ground that it is not environmental information within the meaning of the Regulations. She affirmed the decision of the Bank accordingly.
26 Mar 2012

In accordance with Article 12(5) of the AIE Regulations, the Commissioner reviewed the decision of the AGO and found that it was justified in refusing the request under Article 9(2)(a) of the Regulations. She affirmed the decision of the AGO accordingly.
03 May 2012