Freedom of Information
Read about Freedom of Information and Access to Information on the Environment, and how to make an application.
Freedom of Information
What is Freedom of Information?
How Do I Submit a Freedom of Information Request?
What Type of Records Can I Request?
What Happens Next?
What is the Charge for a Request?
FOI Organisation Details for Léargas
What is Léargas?
Léargas is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. We work under the aegis of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and our Board is appointed by the Minister. Léargas manage international and national exchange programmes in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training. We are the National Agency for Erasmus+ in Adult Education, School Education, Vocational Education and Training, Youth and Sport.
What Are Léargas' Roles and Responsibilities?
What Types of Records Do Léargas Keep?
How is Léargas Governed and Managed?
Does Léargas Have a Strategy Statement?
Does Léargas Produce Annual Reports?
Can Léargas Provide an Overview of Staff Pay Grade?
Does Léargas Have Links with Other Agencies?
Does Léargas Have Service Level Agreements?
Does Léargas Have a Customer Charter?
Does Léargas Have a Code of Practice and Guidelines?
What Do You Do Exactly?
What Services Does Léargas Provide?
Léargas manages exchange and cooperation programmes in the formal, non-formal and informal education, training and youth sectors.
The Léargas remit does not include making decisions on policy in education or youth work. However, Léargas provides input into policy making at both national and European level as requested by the relevant Government Departments or the European Commission.
How Are These Services Accessed by the Public?
How Does Léargas Administer These Services?
What Impact Have These Services Had?
How Does Léargas Manage Appeals?
What Do You Spend and How Do You Spend It?
Where Can I Find Financial Statements?
Financial Statements are included in each year’s Annual Report.
Does Léargas Have Plans for Capital Expenditure?
What About Payments for Goods and Services?
Do Board Members Receive Remuneration?
What About Funding and Sponsorship?
What About Procurement Policies?
Does Léargas Use eTenders?
What About Public Contracts?
Who Does Léargas Report to?
Léargas reports on FOI requests regularly or as requested to the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
Does Léargas Have an Internal Audit Process?
Where Can I Find Funded Projects?
Access to Information on the Environment
In addition to Freedom of Information requests, members of the public can request Access to Information on the Environment (AIE).
You can make an AIE request by email or by post. Léargas staff are working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, so it is best to use email during this time. Your request must state that it is submitted under the AIE Regulations 2007-2018. You can also use the Government AIE application form.
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The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications requests annual statistical information about AIE requests received by bodies that operate under Government Departments. Léargas provides statistics on any requests we receive to our parent department. We reported no requests in 2020.