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.'
The judgment is available here - http://thestory.ie/