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#Ombudsman

# ombudsman - Friday 21 April, 2017

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

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.

# ombudsman - Monday 6 March, 2017

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

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

# ombudsman - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

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

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

# ombudsman - Thursday 6 October, 2016

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

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

# ombudsman - Thursday 22 September, 2016

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

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

# ombudsman - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

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

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

# ombudsman - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

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Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages

Mortgage issues continue to be the highest drivers of complaints.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

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

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

# ombudsman - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Nobody has complained to GSOC about the Gardaí bollard push video

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

# ombudsman - Friday 17 October, 2014

More people have been complaining about gardaí this year

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

# ombudsman - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Ireland’s EU ombudsman decribes the “art” of dealing with EU bureaucracy

This comes on the first anniversary of Emily O’Reilly’s time in the position.

# ombudsman - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Who leaked bugging information to newspaper? Nobody knows but GSOC has stopped trying to find out

The Sunday Times journalist declined an invitation to cooperate with the inquiry.

# ombudsman - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn’t care about them

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Children’s Ombudsman says Ireland must change the way it treats adopted people

Logan has published her recommendations on the Children and Family Relationships Bill.

# ombudsman - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Ombudsman finds ‘no evidence’ that RUC involved in murder attempt on Gerry Adams

The Sinn Féin Leader believes that the report is incomplete.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

PSNI accept report into man’s death after he sustained fatal injuries falling out of cell van door

The PSNI said a number of recommendations aimed at improving safety have been made to cell vans.

# ombudsman - Friday 13 June, 2014

Ombudsman to investigate how hospitals handle complaints

And he wants your help in investigating.

# ombudsman - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

GSOC Chairman says “question marks still remain” over bugging claims

“As you look back now, there is still an ‘outstanding anomaly’ in the words of the judge,” Simon O’Brien said this morning.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Opinion: After seeing what my dad has gone through, I’m convinced we need an Ombudsman for the Elderly

Think about your average week and how much bureaucracy you have to deal with. Now think about how difficult that is for an older person.

# ombudsman - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Complaints against social welfare staff have increased six-fold

Some 171 complaints were made against named officers in 2013, up from 27 in 2010.

# ombudsman - Friday 4 April, 2014

Office of the Ombudsman and Language Commissioner will not be merged

Conradh na Gaeilge said they will be lobbying for state services to be provided both in English and Irish.

# ombudsman - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Video of woman being left in a bus lane by PSNI officers referred to Police Ombudsman

The PSNI says it will fully support the Ombudsman’s investigation.

# ombudsman - Friday 7 March, 2014

Ombudsman unhappy ECB won’t give Brian Lenihan letter to journalist

Emily O’Reilly said that the ECB has “wasted an opportunity” to use transparency.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

GSOC hits back, but Paul Williams “stands over” coffee shop wi-fi story

The article has been described by the company at the centre of the row as “wholly inaccurate”, but Williams says he stands over it.

# ombudsman - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Keeping it real and a change in weather patterns: The week in quotes Say That Again This post contains images

Keeping it real and a change in weather patterns: The week in quotes

“We have pulled resources from every part of the company and beyond to get the lights back on as quickly as we can.”

No comment from Gardaí on GSOC “slip-up” story

After new revelations today, the Garda Síochána is staying tight-lipped on the issue of bugging.

# ombudsman - Friday 14 February, 2014

Commissioner “very very satisfied” no members of the gardaí spied on GSOC

Martin Callinan made his first public comment on the bugging saga today, speaking alongside Justice Minister Alan Shatter at a garda event.

# ombudsman - Thursday 13 February, 2014

‘Am I satisfied that no organ of the State put GSOC under surveillance? Yes I am’

Eamon Gilmore has accused the opposition of playing politics with the bugging controversy, claiming they are using it as “another issue to have a thump at Minister Shatter about or the government about”.

# ombudsman - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Dáil hears alleged conversation: ‘If Shatter thinks you’re screwing him, you’re finished’

Alan Shatter said that suggestions in a transcript, read into the Dáil record last night, that he threatened anyone or authorised threatening were “absolutely outrageous”.

# ombudsman - Monday 10 February, 2014

GSOC confirms ‘electronic anomalies’ found, and regrets not disclosing it

In a statement this evening, the Garda Ombudsman added that no evidence of Garda misconduct was discovered.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as the week begins.

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as “full report” sought on phone bugging

The meeting follows reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.

# ombudsman - Monday 27 January, 2014

Shatter slams ‘disturbing’ PAC comments, asks Ombudsman to probe penalty points issue

The Minister has also hit out at a “minority” of PAC members whose comments “pose the risk of bringing the work of the Committee into disrepute, undermining its role and its credibility”.

‘Unfair’ of HSE to reject scheme application for boy with ADHD

The HSE has now included ADHD in the scheme so that the cost of medication for children with the disorder is covered.

# ombudsman - Monday 2 December, 2013

Welcome aboard: President appoints Peter Tyndall as Ombudsman

Tyndall has said that, if public bodies handled complaints better, there wouldn’t be any need for his role.

# ombudsman - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Garda Ombudsman says there should be “healthy tension” with gardaí

Simon O’Brien added that there should be no reason for the force not to trust the watchdog.

# ombudsman - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Ombudsman for Children to investigate Roma child incidents

The Ombudsman was contacted by the Minister for Justice on the issue today.

# ombudsman - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

New Ombudsman wants to bring ‘objectivity and clarity’ to role

Peter Tyndall is due to replace Emily O’Reilly in the role and spoke about his hopes for the new job.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the pensioners’ protest, a little girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin and the NSA spying on the French.

The Ombudsman’s credit card was stolen and used to buy designer clothes

The money was refunded to Emily O’Reilly’s office after the fraud was discovered in September 2012.

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