Freedom of Information

What is Freedom of Information?

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 gives you the right to access records held by FOI bodies.

The main objectives of the Act are to foster and develop a culture of openness, transparency and accountability in public bodies. The Act is designed to allow public access to information held by public bodies which is NOT normally available through other sources. Access to information under the Act is subject to certain exemptions and involves specific procedures and time limits.

Follow the links below for more information:

ATU is a body established for a public purpose and thus falls within the scope of the Freedom on Information (FOI) Act 2014

The FOI Act 2014 provides the following statutory rights:

  • A legal right for any person to access records held by ATU

  • A legal right for individuals to have personal information relating to them amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading

  • A legal right for any person to obtain reasons for an act of ATU which affects them and in which they have a material interest.

FOI Requests

If the information you require is not readily available, please submit a request under the FOI Act 2014 by emailing the FOI Officer at

When we receive your request, we will conduct a search for the information you need.  If we cannot determine exactly what information you require, we will contact you as soon as possible to clarify your request.

Some information may be exempt from access. Should that be the case, we will provide the information we can and also provide reasons why other information has not been released.  Please note that we may need to charge a fee to cover the costs of our search and any copying.  Until a fee is received, the information requested will not be released.

All non-personal FOI requests are published in our FOI Disclosure Log.

Information in relation to FOI in the legacy Institutes of GMIT, LYIT and IT Sligo can be found at the following links:

Copies of Academic Transcripts

Former students requiring a copy of qualifications/academic transcript should make direct contact with the Institute attended.

Publication Scheme

ATU will continue to update and develop the ATU Publication Scheme.  

You can also find information relating to the former Institutes of GMIT, LYIT and ITS at:

Before submitting any request, you are advised to check the Publication Schemes to determine whether the information you require is already available. 



Freedom of Information Officer
Atlantic Technological University
Tel:       091 742 769