The role of access to information in Ireland’s democracy

Nat O'Connor

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

    Abstract

    Ireland is one of the world's ten older democracies, yet it lags behind all of the others in terms of open and transparent government and policy-making. The aim of this discussion paper is to show the integral links between democracy and public access to information held by government and public bodies, and to make the case that a radical shift in political culture is needed in Ireland to ensure that citizens have easy access to records relevant to public policy, many of which are not made accessible.
    LanguageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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    Ireland
    access to records
    democracy
    open channel
    political culture
    public policy
    citizen

    Keywords

    • Freedom of Information
    • Democracy
    • Ireland

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    O'Connor, Nat (Author). / The role of access to information in Ireland’s democracy. [Web publication/site].
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