When the request is for personal information, there are no charges unless a significant number of records are requested.
In the case of requests which relate to non-personal information, there is a charge of €20 per hour for the search and retrieval of records. There are further charges for the copying of records, as follows:
- €0.04 per sheet;
- €10.00 per CD ROM.
However, there is a minimum threshold of €100 below which no search, retrieval and copying fees can be charged. In other words, no charge applies in cases where the total search, retrieval and copying charge attaching to a request is €100 or less. Once the charge is greater than €100, full fees apply.
There is a cap on the amount that can be charged and this is set at €500.
There is also a further upper ceiling limit on estimated search, retrieval and copying fees set at €700, above which Gas Networks Ireland can refuse to process a request where the requester does not refine his or her request.
The Gas Networks Ireland FOI unit will advise you if a charge applies to your FOI request so that you can decide whether to proceed with your request.