How to be Active Citizen | RTÉ Radio 1 Extra

Sunday 19th June 2016 at 9am – How to be Active Citizen

EPISODE SIX: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW

Presenter: Mary Minihan

 The Freedom of Information Act is not just a useful tool for journalist. It is also a powerful way for citizens to access records from hundreds of public bodies. In this programme, listeners learn how to exercise our right to know through Freedom of Information.

 CONTRIBUTORS TO STUDIO DISCUSSION:

Peter Feeney, former FOI Officer at RTÉ, currently the Press Ombudsman.

Richard Dowling, RTÉ journalist and experienced FOI user.

Dr Nat O’Connor, Lecturer in Public Policy & Public Management, Ulster University.

 CASE STUDY

Ciara McGrath and Voldamars Svickis on how Crosscare used the right to source social welfare personal files to appeal the refusal of unemployment benefit payments.