Publication Scheme


Roscommon County Council has, under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014, prepared and published this Publication Scheme in conformity with the model scheme and guidelines made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. This Publication Scheme came into effect on 14th April 2016.


The scheme is designed to facilitate the publication or provision of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or provision is not prohibited by law. Its aim is to publish as much information as possible in an open, transparent and accessible manner on a routine basis. In preparing, reviewing or revising this Publication Scheme, Roscommon County Council shall have regard to:  

  • Allowing public access to information held by Roscommon County Council

  • The publication of reasons for decisions made by Roscommon County Council

  • Publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally.


In order to ensure that this Publication Scheme is easily accessible to the public it is being displayed on Roscommon County Council’s website. In addition a printed version of the scheme is available to view at 24 hour’s notice during opening hours at Roscommon County Council, Aras an Chontae, Roscommon, F42 VR98.

Information contained in the Publication Scheme is grouped into the following 6 headings:

  1. Information about Roscommon County Council

  2. Functions and Services

  3. Decision Making Process for Major Policy Proposals

  4. Financial Information

  5. Procurement Information

  6. FOI Disclosure Log and Routinely Published Information

This information is being provided primarily by way of a link to information held elsewhere on Roscommon County Council’s Website

- 1. Information about Roscommon County Council

Roscommon County Council was established under the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898. Its role and responsibilities include:

  • Providing a democratic forum for local governance;
  • Delivering an extensive range of public services that are necessary for economic, social, community and cultural development within the county;
  • Acting as a regulatory and enforcement authority.

Further information is provided under the following headings; 

  • Links to Agencies/Other Bodies under Roscommon County Council’s Remit 

  • Details of Service Level Agreements/Memoranda of Understanding

    • Roscommon County Council has a SLA with Irish Water in relation to the provision of water and waste water services. This SLA is provided for in the Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 and facilitates the local provision of water and waste water services in partnership with Irish Water.     

    • Roscommon County Council has entered into SLA with Enterprise Ireland. This SLA is provided for in the County Enterprise Boards (Dissolution) Act 2014 and facilitates the provision of services by the Local Enterprise Office under four headings; Business Information and Advisory Services, Enterprise Support Services, Entrepreneurship Support Services and Local Enterprise Development Services

- 2. Functions and Services

Information on the functions carried out by Roscommon County Council and the services it provides are outlined under the following headings:  

Each of these headings provides details of:

  • Public services provided by Roscommon County Council (or by another party on its behalf).

  • How services are provided and administered

  • How services may be accessed or applied for

  • Fees or charges if any for access to services

  • Review or appeal rights relating to services

Details of research projects undertaken in respect of functions/services, where available, are also provided.

- 3. Decision Making Process for Major Policy Proposals

Provides the following information on how we make decisions on policies:

- 4. Financial Information

Provides the following information on our   income and expenditure:  

- 5. Procurement Information

Provides the following information on how we procure goods and services: 

  • Procurement Policy

  • Current Tender Competitions on the eTenders Website

  • Public Contracts Awarded (Available soon) : will provide details on a quarterly basis of contracts that exceed €10,000 for information and communications technology and €25,000 for all other competitions. Includes details, for each contract, of:

      • Whether it is an award for a single contract or an award from a framework

      • Name and address of winning contractor

      • Value of the contract

      • Type of contract (works, supplies, services) 

      • Contract award date 

      • Duration of contract (in months) 

      • Brief description of contract

- 6. FOI Disclosure Log and Routinely Published Information

Provides the following information on FOI requests and other miscellaneous information that is routinely published: