Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act must be made in writing to the PIAB's FOI Unit and should refer to the Act. If information is required in a particular form (e.g. photocopy, computer disk, etc.) this should be specified in the application. Requests should be as specific as possible to enable the information sought to be identified. Where possible please try to indicate the time period for which you wish to access records e.g. records created between May 2013 and December 2013. Also, if possible, try to specify the departmental areas of the Board which you feel would be most relevant to your request. You can use the FOI Application Form to request this information.
If you are not using the form outlined above, then your application should indicate that the information is sought under the Freedom of Information Act. If you have any difficulty in preparing your application the FOI Officer will be happy to assist you in this regard.
You may be required to prove your identity, especially when seeking personal information, so you may, therefore, be asked to produce your Birth Certificate, Driving Licence, Passport or other form of identity.
Please include a day time telephone number, if possible, so that you may be contacted quickly if it is necessary to clarify details of your request.