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Suspension of requests pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland.

A number of our clients received letters from the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (“PRONI”) today informing them that, whilst PRONI holds information pertaining to their requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”), PRONI cannot release the documents in the absence of the Minister for the Department for Communities.   This decision […]

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Judicial review of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council re unlawful policy on street signs in the Irish language

Commenting on the successful conclusion to Judicial Review proceedings brought against Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council in respect of their unlawful policy which banned the Irish language from Street signs, Niall Murphy said :   “The application taken by our client has vindicated her deeply held concern that the policy adopted by Antrim and Newtownabbey […]