Nicola Sturgeon's visit to Ireland, November 2016: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02444
Date received: 19 October 2017
Date responded: 8 December 2017

Information requested

You asked for any correspondence, physical or digital, along with any record or minutes of meetings concerning or occurring during Nicola Sturgeon's November, 2016 trips to Ireland.


I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested at Annex B of this letter.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections 28(1), 30(b)(i,ii), 32(1)(a)(i) of FOISA apply to that information. The reasons why this exemption applies are explained in Annex A to this letter.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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