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Northern Ireland’s most dysfunctional council broke law over Belfast Telegraph request for documentation

Handling of Belfast Telegraph request for information about development led to unease among council staff and councillors

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s headquarters at The Braid in Ballymena

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s headquarters at The Braid in Ballymena

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s headquarters at The Braid in Ballymena

Northern Ireland’s most dysfunctional council has been ordered to respond to a Belfast Telegraph request for documentation or face High Court action within 35 days.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council ignored the Freedom of Information requests from this newspaper for months, flouting the law which says it must respond within 20 working days and leading to alarm among some staff and councillors as to why the public authority was so reluctant to release even basic details of a potentially lucrative development.


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