A Stormont department is facing unprecedented action after it failed to respond to a Freedom of Information request for more than three and a half years.

The Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP) has been served with an Enforcement Notice by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after repeatedly failing to respond to numerous requests for information – one of which goes back to September 2011.

Reported by the News Letter. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.