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Self-Employed Writer, Researcher, Trainer. Campaign @RightToKnowIE. #FOI, data, leaks. FOI Guide ↓ Email re FOI training/work: 3ma: 3DYXH959
Sep 23, 2018 23 tweets 14 min read
Thread - The #FrancesFitzgerald and #TerryProne emails. Terry Prone removes all references to official #garda statistics from a ministerial speech because they might turn out to be unreliable The special adviser to #FrancesFitzgerald laments the quality of a draft speech she had sent to #TerryProne. Thanks her for "another masterpiece". This speech has been withheld from the FOI release as "private papers" of the former minister.
Sep 17, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
Thread: So the Department of Justice has finally released those notorious 68 "missing" emails between #TerryProne and #FrancesFitzgerald. Turns out there were actually more than 190, covering a period of more than three years. The Department of Justice, as instructed by the Information Commissioner, wrote to #FrancesFitzgerald asking her if she had any documents relevant to the request:
Sep 4, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
Thread: Why people 'ratted out' their neighbours during the hosepipe ban. One resident in Cork said their neighbour was using water to wash their yacht. All these from a database obtained under #FOIA from #IrishWater On Day One of the ban in Fingal, one person called to say their neighbour had been filling up a large pool and emptying it continuously over the past few days:
Aug 16, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
Thread: Dept of Justice claimed there were zero records of communication between former Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Terry Prone of the Communications Clinic. Review by Information Commissioner finds there were at least sixty eight ... sixty eight!! That was without any attempt having been made to check if other records were held on private email addresses or messaging services. Dept of Justice said it would "not be appropriate" to ask Min. Fitzgerald if such records exist. Fortunately, Information Commissioner disagrees: