268. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of freedom of information requests granted, part granted, refused, transferred to an appropriate body, withdrawn or handled outside freedom of information in 2018, in tabular form. [26396/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I can inform the Deputy that my Department received 827 Freedom of Information requests in 2018. The table below indicates the number of requests granted, part-granted, refused, transferred to another public body, withdrawn or handled outside the ambit of the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
In addition to the breakdown provided to the Deputy, I have included columns to reflect numbers carried forward from 2017.

Cases carried forward from 2017 Cases Rec'd 2018 Granted Part - granted Refused Transferred Withdrawn Withdrawn & Handled outside the Act Live Cases carried forward to 2019
125 827 235 302 201 4 48 63 99