In response to an FOI request, the Houses of the Oireachtas Service refused to release the vast majority of records it held relating to compliance by members of the Oireachtas, and others in the complex, with COVID measures such as social distancing and hygiene protocols. Following an application for review of the decision, the Information Commissioner engaged with the Service resulting in the release of the majority of the records to the requester. The Service redacted certain information on the ground that it was personal information relating to the staff and members of the Oireachtas. The Commissioner agreed, and found that the public interest in knowing the level of compliance with COVID measures had been addressed by release of the redacted records. (See page 46 of the Information Commissioner’s annual report).