The role of access to information in Ireland’s democracy

Nat O'Connor

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherThe Ambulance Staff Charity
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jul 2010


    • Freedom of Information
    • Democracy
    • Ireland

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