Freedom of Information

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish a scheme concerning the publication of information by the body in conformity with a model publication scheme or guidelines made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law. The scheme commits FOI bodies to make information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with the scheme.   The Publication Scheme came into effect on 14th April, 2016.  There is no requirement to provide information retrospectively, rather current information from the date of publication of the scheme or as otherwise indicated.

The Act requires that in preparing, reviewing or revising a publication scheme, an FOI body shall have regard to the public interest in:

(a) allowing public access to information held by the FOI body;

(b) the publication of reasons for decisions made by the FOI body; and

(c) publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally.

Information About the Chester Beatty Library


Establishment of the Chester Beatty

Roles, Responsibilities and Functions

Governance/Management Arrangements

The Board of Trustees


Corporate Plans and Strategies

Statement of Strategy

Annual Reports

Organisational Structure

Organisational Chart

Grading Structure

Location and Contact Details


Contact Details

Performance Delivery Agreements

Performance Delivery Agreement 2019

Codes of Practice and Guidelines

All Policies

Making a Freedom of Information Request: guidelines

Services Provided to the Public


Collections - Find out more

What's On

What's On - Find out more


Learning - Find out more


Exhibitions - Find out more


Giftshop - Find out more

Irish Language Scheme

Irish Language Scheme 2017-2020

Sreim Teanga 2017-2020

Membership Programme

Membership - Find out more

Photographic Services

Photographic Services - Find out more

Research Facilities

Research Facilities - Find out more

Silk Road Cafe

Silk Road Cafe - Find out more

Financial Information

Financial Statements

Financial Statements are included in the Annual Report

Annual Reports

Payments or Purchases for Goods and Services





Governance Board Member Remuneration

Governance Board Member Remuneration - Find out more


Procurement Policies

Procurement Guidelines

Public Awards Contracts

Public Award Contracts 2017/2018- Find out more

Public Award Contracts 2019/2020- Find out more

Public Award Contracts 2021 - Find out more

Other Information

FOI Disclosure Log

2016 Disclosure Log

2017 Disclosure Log

2018 Disclosure Log

2019 Disclosure Log

2020 Disclosure Log

2021 Disclosure Log

Open today 9:45am - 5:30pm

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

Admission is Free
No booking required
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92