Freedom of Information Act, 1997 Section 15 reference book : guide to the functions and records of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). by National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.

Cover of: Freedom of Information Act, 1997 | National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.

Published by NCCA in Dublin .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Freedom of Information Act (1997),
  • Freedom of information -- Ireland.,
  • Curriculum planning -- Ireland.,
  • Education -- Curricula -- Ireland.,
  • Educational tests and measurements -- Ireland.

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Dated April 1998.

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Number of Pages19
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(e) disclosure of the information is necessary in order to avoid a serious and imminent danger to the life or health of an individual, but, in a case falling within paragraph (a) or (b), the head concerned shall ensure that, before the request under section 7 concerned is granted, the identity of the requester or, as the case may be, the consent of the individual is established to the.

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