Freedom of Information Act 2014 

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 allows you to make a request to access records held by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). It gives you the right to have your records corrected or updated, and allows you to get reasons for decisions made that affect you.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 provides that from 14 April 2015, every person has the following legal rights:

  • The right to access official records held by public bodies as defined by the Act, in this case the SFPA
  • The right to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
  • The right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them

Details can be found in the Information Note at the link below

Making a request under the Act

Please send your request to:

Freedom of Information Unit
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority
Park Road
Co Cork

Tel: +353 23 885 9300
Fax: +353 23 885 9720

The SFPA publishes a list of all non-personal Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. You can access FOI request on the Disclosure Log .


The National Payments Plan (NPP), launched in April 2013 by the Department of Finance, has a primary aim of modernising and reducing the cost of Ireland’s payment system through the increased use of more efficient payment methods, thereby leading to increased competitiveness and efficiency.

To comply with this requirement, SFPA is no longer accepting payments by cheque and asks that payments are made by electric funds transfer.

The SFPA's bank details are as follows:

Bank Name:

Bank of Ireland

Bank Address:

Pearse Street, Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland

Account Name:

Sea Fisheries Protection Authority



Account Number:


National Sort Code (NSC);

90 26 10

Swift Code/BIC:




VAT Number:


Email for remittance advice:

Please email to let us know when you make a payment and what you are paying for, ie, either for a Data Protection or FOI request. Please also include your name in the narrative when making a payment.

Data Protection

Any personal data provided to the SFPA’s FOI Unit for the purpose of processing your FOI request will be held safely and securely by the FOI Unit. When the business need to retain this information has expired it will be examined with a view to destroying the personal data as soon as possible, and in line with SFPA policy. Further information on Data Protection can be found on our website at the link below.