The Commissioner found that Coillte was justified in refusing part of the request because it did not hold certain information but was not justified in refusing other parts of the request on that ground. He found that some of the withheld information is out of scope. He found that the information at issue is environmental information. He found that Coillte had not properly made out a case for withholding that information but he decided, in circumstances where additional records within the scope of the request have yet to be considered by Coillte, that it was not appropriate for him to require the release of the information until the necessary consideration and weighing of the competing interests in relation to all of the information had taken place.
The Commissioner expressed the expectation that Coillte will reprocess the request, taking account of his findings and of the additional records that Coillte has since located, and give the appellants a new decision.