The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 provides that every person has the following legal rights:  

  • the right to access official records held by Government Departments and all public bodies that conform to the provisions of Section 6 of the Act; 

  • the right to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading; and
  • the right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them.
How can I make a FOI request to PHECC? 
To request records from PHECC, please write to us stating that you are making a request under the FOI Act. You should address your request to: The FOI Officer, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, Abbey Moate House, Abbey Street, Naas, Co. Kildare. your request should include the following: 
  • A statement that the request is being made under the FOI Act
  • As much information as possible about the records being sought
  • In what format you wish to receive any records released (e.g. photocopies - hardcopy or email).

An application form is also available for your convenience. Alternatively you can email 

If you would like to learn more about the FOI Act you can access some more information using one of the following links:

List of fees:

  • There is no charge for submitting a request.

  • There is no charge if the records concerned contain only personal information relating to the 
    applicant, unless there are a significant number of records. 

  • Search and retrieval - €20 per hour (for requests that exceed the €100 minimum in terms of search, retrieval and copying). Where the cost is greater than €500 but less than €700, a maximum of €500 applies. Where the cost is greater than €700 the FOI body can refuse to process the request. 

  • €0.04 per sheet for a photocopy.

  • Internal review fee €30 (€10 for medical card holders)

  • Appeal to the information Commissioner €50 (€15 for medical card holders).

FOI Publication Scheme

PHECC has prepared and published a Publication Scheme in compliance with guidelines as set out by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014.