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Many under 65s in nursing homes have 'wasted lives' with limited options, report finds
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Many under 65s in nursing homes have 'wasted lives' with limited options, report finds

May 5th 2021, 8:05 AM 17,112 Views 10 Comments

The Ombudsman investigated the placement of younger people in nursing homes.

Children's Ombudsman warns of rise in number of serious school bullying cases
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Children's Ombudsman warns of rise in number of serious school bullying cases

May 4th 2021, 8:10 PM 12,608 Views 16 Comments

Dr Niall Muldoon said his office has received more than 400 reports of bullying in schools since 2018.

Issues with Covid-19 high on the list of complaints by Direct Provision residents, says ombudsman
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Issues with Covid-19 high on the list of complaints by Direct Provision residents, says ombudsman

Mar 25th 2021, 3:29 PM 6,868 Views 14 Comments

Only 61 complaints were received by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2020, dropping from 168 in 2019.

Ombudsman ordered bank to reimburse money to child's account after father withdrew €66,000
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Ombudsman ordered bank to reimburse money to child's account after father withdrew €66,000

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:15 AM 81,974 Views 44 Comments

The financial services ombudsman has released his decisions from the second half of last year.

Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told
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Children with disabilities waiting years for assessment a violation of their rights, committee to be told

Dec 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 8,916 Views 9 Comments

Over 6,000 children are currently overdue an assessment of their needs.

Boris Johnson backs call for Premier League clarity on failed Saudi Newcastle takeover
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Boris Johnson backs call for Premier League clarity on failed Saudi Newcastle takeover

Aug 7th 2020, 5:15 PM 5,598 Views 3 Comments

The Independent Football Ombudsman has also advised the Premier League to release a statement.

Ombudsman expresses 'grave concern' over potential abolition of Department of Children
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Ombudsman expresses 'grave concern' over potential abolition of Department of Children

Jun 12th 2020, 1:16 PM 10,833 Views 5 Comments

The Children’s Ombudsman has written a letter to the three party leaders involved in government formation talks.

Complaint to Ombudsman after social housing tenant deemed to have sent 'insulting' tweet about neighbour
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Complaint to Ombudsman after social housing tenant deemed to have sent 'insulting' tweet about neighbour

May 20th 2020, 12:10 PM 26,480 Views 14 Comments

The Ombudsman received more than 3,600 complaints about public services last year.

Covid-19 crisis highlights how 'unsuitable' some Direct Provisions conditions are, Ombudsman says
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# Direct Provision

Covid-19 crisis highlights how 'unsuitable' some Direct Provisions conditions are, Ombudsman says

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:05 AM 10,675 Views 14 Comments

The Ombudsman today published his annual commentary on Direct Provision complaints.

Three Irish nuns had their pensions restored after intervention by the Ombudsman
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Three Irish nuns had their pensions restored after intervention by the Ombudsman

Oct 10th 2019, 8:51 AM 25,196 Views 30 Comments

The sisters’ payments stopped after they returned from Portugal to live in Ireland.

Ombudsman criticises use of hotels as emergency accommodation for asylum seekers
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Ombudsman criticises use of hotels as emergency accommodation for asylum seekers

Updated Sep 25th 2019, 11:35 AM 13,009 Views 20 Comments

Peter Tyndall called for more powers for the Ombudsman’s office.

Years of mistakes: How the Department of Social Protection mishandled social welfare overpayments
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# Overpayments

Years of mistakes: How the Department of Social Protection mishandled social welfare overpayments

Jul 30th 2019, 6:00 AM 31,996 Views 49 Comments

Some overpayments have not been recovered because of a litany of mistakes by the Department of Employment and Social Protection.

Schools are teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours as an invisible way of suspending them
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Schools are teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours as an invisible way of suspending them

Jun 13th 2019, 6:30 AM 19,766 Views 49 Comments

Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon said anecdotal evidence shows some children suffer disproportionately from “reduced timetables”.

Complaint to Ombudsman after man 'distressed' over hearing instrument noise during surgery
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Complaint to Ombudsman after man 'distressed' over hearing instrument noise during surgery

May 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,820 Views 12 Comments

The Ombudsman received more than 3,300 complaints about public services last year.

Ombudsman criticises HSE and TUSLA over care for children with disabilities
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Ombudsman criticises HSE and TUSLA over care for children with disabilities

Apr 8th 2019, 9:02 AM 8,940 Views 17 Comments

The collaboration between the HSE and Tusla is still of concern, the ombudsman said.

PSNI refers its handling of Tyrone disco crush to Ombudsman
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PSNI refers its handling of Tyrone disco crush to Ombudsman

Mar 26th 2019, 1:35 PM 18,748 Views 28 Comments

The PSNI has said the first officers at the scene “withdrew to await further police support”.

Direct provision: Complaints about lack of cooking facilities, accommodation and refusals of transfer requests
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# Asylum Seekers

Direct provision: Complaints about lack of cooking facilities, accommodation and refusals of transfer requests

Mar 13th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,994 Views 45 Comments

Complaints from residents were about food, lack of cooking facilities and the availability of transport.

'People die when lessons aren't learned': Report criticises HSE failure to address patient complaints
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'People die when lessons aren't learned': Report criticises HSE failure to address patient complaints

Nov 14th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,868 Views 12 Comments

Just 10 of 36 recommendations in a 2015 report have been fully implemented.

Foster mother gets backdated payment of €28,600 after Tusla cut her allowances
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Foster mother gets backdated payment of €28,600 after Tusla cut her allowances

Jun 20th 2018, 10:58 AM 21,028 Views 5 Comments

The woman’s allowances were reduced significantly when her two children turned 18, despite them both having intellectual disabilities.

Magdalene reparations will finally be paid to those who lived in the forgotten institutions
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# At Last

Magdalene reparations will finally be paid to those who lived in the forgotten institutions

Jun 2nd 2018, 1:38 PM 25,985 Views 54 Comments

Previously, women who had worked in laundries not covered by the Magdalene Restorative Justice scheme had been denied compensation.

A man with no computer literacy had money stolen from him using his online banking service
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A man with no computer literacy had money stolen from him using his online banking service

Mar 29th 2018, 4:09 PM 22,650 Views 6 Comments

The case was mediated on by the Financial Services Ombudsman, and the man’s family were awarded €8,000.

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman
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# Opportunity Lost

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman

Nov 23rd 2017, 11:30 AM 13,755 Views 21 Comments

The Ombudsman has been harshly critical of the Department of Justice in his report published this morning.

Ombudsman rejects complaint that Defence Forces member was subjected to 'bullying, intimidation and harassment'
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Ombudsman rejects complaint that Defence Forces member was subjected to 'bullying, intimidation and harassment'

Oct 21st 2017, 7:15 AM 11,110 Views 21 Comments

The case is included in the Defence Forces Ombudsman annual report for 2016.

The Charleton Tribunal has finished its hearings about Garda Keith Harrison
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The Charleton Tribunal has finished its hearings about Garda Keith Harrison

Oct 10th 2017, 6:15 PM 12,295 Views 0 Comments

The complaint against Garda Keith Harrison was made under section 102 of the Garda Siochana Act, relating to gardaí causing serious harm or death.

Man dies after crashing car and becoming unresponsive while being restrained by gardaí
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Man dies after crashing car and becoming unresponsive while being restrained by gardaí

Sep 23rd 2017, 11:04 AM 94,262 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have confirmed that the matter has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings
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'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings

Aug 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,496 Views 12 Comments

The woman, whose records were lost by the HSE/Tusla for over three years, says she feels the latest ombudsman report into Tusla’s complaints procedures won’t change anything.

Dying man refused access to grandchildren over 'unfounded' abuse allegation
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Dying man refused access to grandchildren over 'unfounded' abuse allegation

Jul 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 30,547 Views 27 Comments

A new report from the Ombudsman highlighted case studies where Tusla failed to adequately investigate abuse allegations.

'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says
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# Taking Stock

'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says

Jul 18th 2017, 12:06 PM 7,253 Views 14 Comments

The Ombudsman was critical of Tusla’s procedures for dealing with abuse allegations.

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'
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Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'

Jun 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 37,254 Views 14 Comments

After suffering from bleeding and ongoing pain, the woman was not contacted by the hospital and eventually had to go to A&E.

Department of Social Protection pursued a woman for €20,000, but she was actually owed €700
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Department of Social Protection pursued a woman for €20,000, but she was actually owed €700

May 31st 2017, 12:46 PM 102,952 Views 49 Comments

The incident was included as a case study in the Office of the Ombudsman’s annual report for 2016.

Family of woman shot at same time as Garda Tony Golden to sue Gardaí
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# Siobhán Phillips

Family of woman shot at same time as Garda Tony Golden to sue Gardaí

Apr 21st 2017, 3:50 PM 34,769 Views 119 Comments

An RTÉ Investigates programme broadcast last night called into question whether the man who shot Garda Golden and Siobhán Phillips was in fact a Garda informer.

Litany of errors by child services saw woman's claims of serious sexual abuse 'lost' for over three years
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# Mistake Upon Mistake

Litany of errors by child services saw woman's claims of serious sexual abuse 'lost' for over three years

Mar 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 20,922 Views 31 Comments

The HSE’s child and family services, the precursor to Tusla, also repeatedly sent details of the case to a series of incorrect addresses.

Not getting a promotion was the most common complaint in the Defence Forces last year
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Not getting a promotion was the most common complaint in the Defence Forces last year

Dec 20th 2016, 11:10 AM 10,093 Views 26 Comments

Cases under review by the Ombudsman for Defence Forces rose 15% in 2015.

No evidence of Garda misconduct in case where man shot himself in head
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No evidence of Garda misconduct in case where man shot himself in head

Oct 6th 2016, 9:40 PM 16,196 Views 9 Comments

A GSOC report found that there had been no wrongdoing by gardaí in the incident.

GSOC: 'Gardaí are damned if they do, damned if they don't'
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GSOC: 'Gardaí are damned if they do, damned if they don't'

Sep 22nd 2016, 6:15 AM 19,020 Views 43 Comments

Judge Mary Ellen Ring said they are taking up the slack for other agencies.

A woman was asked to pay the Dept. of Social Protection €105,000 after her mother died...
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A woman was asked to pay the Dept. of Social Protection €105,000 after her mother died...

Jun 10th 2015, 12:32 PM 32,319 Views 28 Comments

The woman’s mother, who suffered from mental health problems, passed away in 2012.

Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages
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Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages

Feb 25th 2015, 1:20 PM 9,564 Views 23 Comments

Mortgage issues continue to be the highest drivers of complaints.

97 people wanted to be the new Ombudsman for Children, but this man got the job
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97 people wanted to be the new Ombudsman for Children, but this man got the job

Feb 3rd 2015, 4:11 PM 15,233 Views 10 Comments

Dr Niall Muldoon has been working in child protection for 20 years.

Nobody has complained to GSOC about the Gardaí bollard push video
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Nobody has complained to GSOC about the Gardaí bollard push video

Nov 18th 2014, 7:38 AM 19,915 Views 132 Comments

No one present when the incident occurred has come forward to the Ombudsman.

More people have been complaining about gardaí this year
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More people have been complaining about gardaí this year

Oct 17th 2014, 5:53 PM 10,566 Views 45 Comments

GSOC said time taken to receive information requested from the Garda Síochána in relation to investigations has “improved significantly”.

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