The Freedom of Information Act 2014 gives you the right to access records held by FOI bodies. FOI bodies must give you an explanation if you are not given what you asked for and the decision must normally be made within 4 weeks. See https://foi.gov.ie/guidance/about/
Request must be in writing to the FOI Body that holds the records. Requests can also be made by email.
For example: If you want records about a policy matter at the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government, you must apply to that Department or if you want access to your medical records, you must apply to the appropriate regional FOI Officer in the HSE.
When you make a request you must:
Submit the request in writing to the FOI Body that holds the records you are looking for.