Planning and Development Act 2000

F267[Prohibition on disclosure of information relating to functions of Office


31AD. (1) No person shall, without the consent of the Planning Regulator (which may be given to the person, subject to or without conditions, as regards any information, any particular information or any information of a particular class or description), disclose

(a) any information obtained by him or her while serving as a member of the staff of, or consultant or adviser to, the Office or as a person whose services are availed of by the Office by virtue of section 31AI or 31AJ, or

(b) any information so obtained relative to the business of the Office or to the performance of its functions.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.

(3) Nothing in subsection (1) shall prevent

(a) disclosure of information in a report made to the Office or in a report made by or on behalf of the Office to the Minister,

(b) disclosure of information by any person in the course of and in accordance with the functions of his or her office,

(c) disclosure of information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2014, or

(d) disclosure of information in accordance with the European Communities Act, 1972 (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 125 of 1998), and any regulations amending or replacing those regulations.]




Inserted (3.04.2019) by Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 (16/2018), s. 4, S.I. No. 133 of 2019, art. 2(a).