Freedom of Information


The State Laboratory gives members of the public access to official information in relation to its function and activities, to the greatest extent possible, consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals. Information of a general nature is available on the State Laboratory website.

Organisation & Management Structure

• Organisation Chart
• Organisation & Management Structure
• Overview of the Sections

Classes of Records Held

• Classes of Records Held


• Procurement

Purchase Orders greater than € 20 000, by quarter.
• See Financial Reports on Publications page

The State Laboratory Appropriation Accounts are available as Vote 14 on the Comptroller & Auditor General's website, arranged by year.
• Comptroller & Auditor General's Website

Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations

Public access to information on the environment from public authorities has been given statutory effect by European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 [S.I. 133 of 2007], [S.I. 662 of 2011] and [S.I. 615 of 2014].

The text of this legislation and guidelines on its application is available on the website of the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.

The legislation provides a definition of environmental information and of public authorities from which such information may be requested. For the purposes of applying the Regulations to the State Laboratory, environmental information could include the state of human health and safety, conditions of human life, cultural sites and built structures insofar as they are, or may be, affected by the state of the elements of the environment (air, atmosphere, water, soil, land, landscape etc).

This area of our site provides information on how to make a request, under AIE Regulations, to the State Laboratory.

• Making a request

• Procedure for appealing a decision

• Fees and charges

Name and contact details for AIE Officer in the State Laboratory

Michael O'Gorman
Ph: 01-5057049

Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

The State Laboratory received three non-personal Freedom of Information requests in 2016. Two requests were completed on time and one request was transferred to another Body.

Freedom of Information: How to obtain information

Access to Information

Requests for information under the Freedom of Information should be sent in writing to the address or email below.

Michael O'Gorman
The State Laboratory
Backweston Campus
Co Kildare W23 VW2C


Freedom of Information Act

• Freedom of Information Act 2014

Further information on Freedom of Information

Further information on Freedom of Information, including the text of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 is available at