Access to Information on the Environment
The Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Directive was transposed into Irish law by the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 to 2011 (the “AIE Regulations”). Under the AIE Regulations, members of the public can request access to environmental information from public authorities.
How to request environmental information
You have the right to obtain environmental information from Gas Networks Ireland under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 – 2018 (as amended). The AIE Regulations set out the procedures for public access to information relating to the environment held by public bodies.
To make a request to Gas Networks Ireland under the AIE Regulations, we ask that you submit your request electronically to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to the AIE Officer, FOI Unit, Gas Networks Ireland, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
In your request, we ask that you:
• Specify that you are making your request under the AIE Regulations and clearly state the environmental information that you are requesting;
• Please try to provide as much detail as possible to enable us to process your request efficiently; and
• Include your return address
Your will receive your response within one month from the date on which the request is received by Gas Networks Ireland.
Should charges be necessary to process your request, a member of staff from Gas Networks Ireland will contact you to advise of charges before proceeding.
Please be advised that Public bodies may refuse AIE requests on certain mandatory grounds (personal information/third party information) or discretionary grounds (commercial confidentiality etc).