Before you decide to make a request for information under FOI from the Health Information and Quality Authority, why not explore our website or take a look at the shortcuts in our Publication Scheme below? The information you seek may already be available.

This publication scheme commits HIQA to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. It is here to help you quickly access information on our website.

Publication Scheme
About HIQA Our Function Routine Publishing
Who we are Health Technology Assessment Register of designated centres
What we do Health Information Latest inspection reports
Financial information Older Person's Services News
Procurement Disability Services Publications
  Children's Services  
  Acute and Community Healthcare Services  
  Standards and Quality  

How to make an FOI request

Write to the FOI Officer, Health Information and Quality Authority, Georges Court, Georges Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7 or email

In your correspondence you should:

  • Refer to the FOI Act 
  • Give as much information as possible about the records you want
  • Specify how you would prefer to receive the records - as paper copies, electronic copies or in another format such as a CD-ROM

Alternatively, you can use our application form below.

Fees and Payment - Do I have to pay?

There is no fee for making a request under the FOI Act, however fees are applicable for internal reviews in cases where non-personal information is sought. Fees may be charged for the cost of photocopying and there are also charges for the search and retrieval of other information. The table below provides details of the fee structure as outlined in the legislation.

Explanation of the FOI fees and charges in the documents list below.

Electronic payment

Since E-Day on 19 September 2014 we no longer accept cheques from businesses to pay fees or charges. Please see electronic payment information in the documents below.

Individuals can still pay the fee by cheque or by postal order.

Assistance to People with a Disability

HIQA’s Freedom of information Officer is available to provide assistance to any person with a disability to exercise their rights under the FOI Act.

  • Please contact the Freedom of Information Officer
  • Tel (01) 814 7488.
  • FOI request form

  • Electronic payment information

  • FOI fees explained


Publication of requests


HIQA has a policy of posting a disclosure summary of non personal FOI requests on its website for reference purposes. View our Disclosure logs on the links below.

  • Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2019

  • Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2018

  • Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2017

  • Freedom of Information Disclosure Log 2016

  • Freedom of Information Disclosure Log July to December 2015

  • Freedom of Information Disclosure Log January to June 2015