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Thread: High Court rejects NAMA effort to escape Freedom of Info rules

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    Default High Court rejects NAMA effort to escape Freedom of Info rules

    From irishexaminer.ie, h/t Kitty O'Shea on another P.ie thread.

    'The High Court has today dismissed an appeal by the National Assets Management Agency against a ruling by the Commissioner for Environmental Information it is a public authority and therefore subject to freedom of information requests.

    The Commissioner, Emily O'Reilly, ruled in September 2011 NAMA should be subject to information requests under environmental freedom of information on the basis of her finding it is a public authority within the meaning of provisions of the 2007 European (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations.

    NAMA appealed that decision to the High Court, and had argued claimed the Commissioner's decision was wrong and argued its establishment under statute does not mean it is a public authority.

    In his judgement today, Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh upheld the commissioner's decision, and said he agreed with her ruling that NAMA constituted a public authority.'

    Cat, pigeons.

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakin...on-586325.html

    The judgment is available here - http://thestory.ie/
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    Interesting development, how many documents will be missing,edited or unaccounted for when the press and opposition go looking for them
    hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maothail Lad View Post
    Interesting development, how many documents will be missing,edited or unaccounted for when the press and opposition go looking for them
    NAMA will embrace openness and transparency fully and unreservedly in the spirit of the legislation and conscious of their public duty.
    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    NAMA will embrace openness and transparency fully and unreservedly in the spirit of the legislation and conscious of their public duty.
    Because we have such a good history with openess and transparency
    hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    NAMA will embrace openness and transparency fully and unreservedly in the spirit of the legislation and conscious of their public duty.
    Ha, just wait till they decide to appeal to the Supreme court.
    Especially when they have fought to hard to not be classed as a public body. Story.ie has the judgement.
    Imagine going to court over the definition of "and includes".

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    Good man Colm!

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    Good Man, Gavin!
    Knowledge is not heaps of new ideas but the use of a comparison between new and established relationships: Eunomus

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    good high court in your face frank daly
    i owe my allegiance only to the working class

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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    NAMA will embrace openness and transparency fully and unreservedly in the spirit of the legislation and conscious of their public duty.
    You allready work for the biggest agency in the state , Do you really need to be on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    NAMA will embrace openness and transparency fully and unreservedly in the spirit of the legislation and conscious of their public duty.
    And they all lived happily ever after... THE END

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