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Banks will be 'named and shamed' over complaints from now on
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Banks will be 'named and shamed' over complaints from now on

Aug 27th 2013, 3:43 PM 6,105 Views 26 Comments

Financial service providers who have at least three complaints against them substantiated will be named by the Financial Sevices Ombudsman.

Boy who would have "been in a wheelchair until he's dead" to have costs paid by HSE
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Boy who would have "been in a wheelchair until he's dead" to have costs paid by HSE

Aug 22nd 2013, 10:22 AM 11,342 Views 17 Comments

The Office of the Ombudsman for children heard that the HSE had withdrawn funding for a boy born with severe limb abnormalities to travel abroad for treatment.

Howlin: It's very worrying that banks aren't taking the Ombudsman seriously
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Howlin: It's very worrying that banks aren't taking the Ombudsman seriously

Aug 22nd 2013, 6:15 AM 6,508 Views 73 Comments

Brendan Howlin was responding to the criticism of the banks by the Financial Ombudsman yesterday.

Want to be the next Ombudsman? Search to replace Emily O'Reilly begins
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Want to be the next Ombudsman? Search to replace Emily O'Reilly begins

Aug 4th 2013, 7:45 AM 6,027 Views 17 Comments

With O’Reilly taking up her new role as European Ombudsman in the autumn, the government is now considering who to replace her and seeking expressions of interest.

169 gardaí found in breach of discipline last year
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169 gardaí found in breach of discipline last year

Jul 31st 2013, 4:45 PM 12,591 Views 113 Comments

Over €62,000 in monetary penalties were imposed on gardaí found to be in breach last year.

Ombudsman investigates death of young man in Dungarvan Garda station
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Ombudsman investigates death of young man in Dungarvan Garda station

Jul 30th 2013, 4:53 PM 14,933 Views 116 Comments

The man in his early 20s was found dead in the station shortly before 11am this morning.

Brendan Howlin "had to fight a battle" for new Freedom of Information law
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Brendan Howlin "had to fight a battle" for new Freedom of Information law

Jul 25th 2013, 7:48 AM 5,235 Views 43 Comments

NAMA, the Central Bank and An Garda Siochána will all be subject to Freedom of Information laws for the first time – but it took some doing.

Students can complain to the Ombudsman over grant problems
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Students can complain to the Ombudsman over grant problems

Jul 18th 2013, 9:36 AM 3,466 Views 10 Comments

Some 400 application appeals are still outstanding, but the body handling grant applications says that it is ‘confident’ that mistakes won’t be repeated.

Garda Ombudsman fines off-duty garda over collision
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Garda Ombudsman fines off-duty garda over collision

Jul 17th 2013, 9:35 PM 13,737 Views 77 Comments

An investigation by the Garda Ombudsman heard that the garda left the scene of the collision and returned later in a different vehicle.

Ombudsman: Our treatment of asylum seekers is unacceptable
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Ombudsman: Our treatment of asylum seekers is unacceptable

Jul 9th 2013, 8:17 PM 6,019 Views 85 Comments

Over a third of people in Direct Provision refuges have been there for more than five years.

Next stop Strasbourg: Emily O'Reilly wins vote to become new EU Ombudsman
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Next stop Strasbourg: Emily O'Reilly wins vote to become new EU Ombudsman

Jul 3rd 2013, 11:18 AM 4,669 Views 43 Comments

Emily O’Reilly was declared the new EU Ombudsman after a close election battle.

Ireland's Ombudsman may be on track to take over as European Ombudsman
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Ireland's Ombudsman may be on track to take over as European Ombudsman

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:15 AM 4,490 Views 13 Comments

After the first round of voting yesterday, Emily O’Reilly was tied at the top with Dutch politician Ria Oomen-Ruijten.

HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter
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HSE had 'no proper basis' to refuse payment for woman and suicidal daughter

Jun 12th 2013, 2:41 PM 10,813 Views 49 Comments

Kileni, who fled South Africa after the murder of her husband and suffered Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, waited over a year for the payment awarded to her.

Callinan: Informants are "difficult to handle"
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Callinan: Informants are "difficult to handle"

May 16th 2013, 6:30 PM 8,109 Views 21 Comments

The Garda Commissioner made the comments after a Garda Ombudsman probe into alleged collusion of members of the force with a known drug dealer.

The Evening Fix... now with added terrible (and expensive) rooms for rent
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The Evening Fix... now with added terrible (and expensive) rooms for rent

May 9th 2013, 7:50 PM 14,113 Views 4 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Gardaí 'delayed' giving evidence in informant collusion probe
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Gardaí 'delayed' giving evidence in informant collusion probe

May 9th 2013, 5:58 PM 8,142 Views 45 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter wants to convene a meeting with the Ombudsman and the Commissioner following an investigation into accusations of collusion between a member of the force and a convicted drug dealer.

Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early'
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Children in care more likely to be 'suspended, excluded and leave school early'

May 7th 2013, 11:37 AM 3,471 Views 11 Comments

“Given that there are currently 6,300 children in the care of the State – a relatively small number”, Emily Logan believes more should be done to support them.

Children's Ombudsman gains power to oversee 180 new state bodies
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Children's Ombudsman gains power to oversee 180 new state bodies

Apr 30th 2013, 11:25 AM 3,510 Views 10 Comments

Legislation taking effect today gives Emily Logan the power to investigate the treatment of children by a slew of new agencies.

Oireachtas committee 'concerned at difficulties between Health Dept and Ombudsman'
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Oireachtas committee 'concerned at difficulties between Health Dept and Ombudsman'

Feb 27th 2013, 8:03 PM 6,095 Views 41 Comments

They have now called on a member of the Department of Health to address their concerns about

'Every other option was illegal' - Minister defends disability payments cut
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'Every other option was illegal' - Minister defends disability payments cut

Feb 27th 2013, 9:32 AM 6,408 Views 87 Comments

Junior health minister Kathleen Lynch could provide no guarantees as to what will happen to the payments to those in receipt of the Mobility Allowance when it is axed in four months time.

'A sick bureaucratic monster' - Department slammed after disability payments axed
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'A sick bureaucratic monster' - Department slammed after disability payments axed

Feb 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 7,143 Views 60 Comments

The government confirmed last night that it will axe the Mobility Allowance and the Motorised Transport Grant because it would be too costly to widen the schemes to ensure compliance with equality laws.

Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law
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Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law

Dec 7th 2012, 2:46 PM 5,054 Views 19 Comments

Emily O’Reilly was speaking about the department’s decision not to remove age limits on allowances for people with severe disability.

Garda Ombudsman appeals for witnesses to Dublin road accident
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Garda Ombudsman appeals for witnesses to Dublin road accident

Nov 13th 2012, 7:25 AM 10,328 Views 56 Comments

A man has been hospitalised after he was hit by a car being driven by an off-duty garda on Sunday evening.

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission investigate death in Drogheda
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Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission investigate death in Drogheda

Nov 2nd 2012, 1:15 PM 8,440 Views 24 Comments

It is seeking witnesses to the incident, which occurred at North Strand this morning.

Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance
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Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance

Oct 26th 2012, 11:05 AM 3,067 Views 23 Comments

Meanwhile, ALONE and the Disability Federation of Ireland have criticised the government for the ‘illegal’ age limit on the mobility allowance.

Department of Health 'illegally' put age limit on disability allowance
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Department of Health 'illegally' put age limit on disability allowance

Oct 25th 2012, 8:07 AM 6,782 Views 28 Comments

The Ombudsman found that the 66-year age limit on Mobililty Allowance Scheme for people with a severe disability has been illegal – and the department has known this for the past four years.

Ombudsman's role to be extended as Oireachtas approves reform bill
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Ombudsman's role to be extended as Oireachtas approves reform bill

Oct 24th 2012, 9:02 PM 3,663 Views 7 Comments

The government has billed the legislation as the “most significant expansion” of the Ombudsman’s powers in 30 years.

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman rose by over 20 per cent last year
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Complaints to Children's Ombudsman rose by over 20 per cent last year

Oct 9th 2012, 1:40 PM 2,948 Views 5 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan said that her office was highlighting cases which were likely to lead to systemic change.

Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade
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Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade

Oct 3rd 2012, 3:40 PM 7,708 Views 80 Comments

PDFORRA has said members are not entitled to overtime and so allowances are part of core pay.

5pc spike in complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman
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5pc spike in complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman

Sep 13th 2012, 8:40 AM 2,242 Views 7 Comments

3,700 people lodged complaints with Bill Prasifka’s office in the first half of 2012 – a 5 per cent increase in last year.

Ombudsman: Children's rights referendum won't bring "radical change"
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Ombudsman: Children's rights referendum won't bring "radical change"

Aug 27th 2012, 10:06 AM 2,568 Views 6 Comments

Emily Logan said she had seen a “cautious approach” taken to any change in the constitution in the past.

Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases
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Children's Ombudsman criticises application of 'in camera' rule on child cases

Jun 24th 2012, 1:45 PM 4,878 Views 20 Comments

Emily Logan also said her office met with “resistance” when investigating children in care.

Ombudsman to discuss Children First Bill with Oireachtas Health Committee
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Ombudsman to discuss Children First Bill with Oireachtas Health Committee

Jun 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,056 Views 1 Comment

Emily Logan is to give her input ahead of the drafting of the legislation.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
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The Daily Fix: Thursday

May 31st 2012, 8:05 PM 2,892 Views 4 Comments

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Minister to bring in new legislation on school enrolment
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Minister to bring in new legislation on school enrolment

Apr 30th 2012, 6:02 PM 3,295 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, the Department of Education said that the Munster school that would not enrol a pregnant teenager is the subject of an inspection. The results are due in the next few months.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Mar 10th 2012, 7:55 PM 3,081 Views 4 Comments

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

Gardaí and banks should be more transparent - Ombudsman
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Gardaí and banks should be more transparent - Ombudsman

Mar 10th 2012, 3:20 PM 2,524 Views 23 Comments

Emily O’Reilly said the gardaí, Nama and State-owned financial institutions should all be made subject to Freedom of Information laws.