Thursday, 9 September 2021
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Freedom of Information
730. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of freedom of information requests responded to by her Department in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; the number of responses that included documents related to text messages and other phone message communications such as messages sent through an application (details supplied) in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42972/21]
The number of Freedom of Information requests received by my Department since 2016 is set out in the table below:
|Year||Number of FOI Requests|
|2021 to date||1,099|
17 requests received over the period in question did specify the application referred to and-or text messages in the wording of the request.