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#Emily O'Reilly

# emily-oreilly - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Ireland's EU ombudsman decribes the "art" of dealing with EU bureaucracy
# Emily O'Reilly
# Emily O'Reilly

Ireland's EU ombudsman decribes the "art" of dealing with EU bureaucracy

Sep 21st 2014, 12:54 PM 4,868 Views 6 Comments

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

# emily-oreilly - Friday 7 March, 2014

Ombudsman unhappy ECB won't give Brian Lenihan letter to journalist
# Transparency
# Transparency

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

Mar 7th 2014, 10:06 AM 9,643 Views 21 Comments

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

# emily-oreilly - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Spanish football clubs may be investigated after a call from EU Ombudsman
# Competition
# Competition

Spanish football clubs may be investigated after a call from EU Ombudsman

Dec 17th 2013, 11:15 AM 9,937 Views 22 Comments

Emily O’Reilly told the European Commission to make a decision on an investigation which alleges seven clubs including Barcelona and Real Madrid broke state aid rules.

# emily-oreilly - Monday 2 December, 2013

Welcome aboard: President appoints Peter Tyndall as Ombudsman
# Any Complaints
# Any Complaints

Welcome aboard: President appoints Peter Tyndall as Ombudsman

Dec 2nd 2013, 10:21 PM 7,043 Views 16 Comments

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

# emily-oreilly - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

New Ombudsman wants to bring 'objectivity and clarity' to role
# Complaints
# Complaints

New Ombudsman wants to bring 'objectivity and clarity' to role

Oct 23rd 2013, 6:28 PM 5,783 Views 12 Comments

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

# emily-oreilly - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

The Ombudsman's credit card was stolen and used to buy designer clothes
# Hollister
# Hollister

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

Oct 22nd 2013, 6:40 AM 15,012 Views 18 Comments

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

# emily-oreilly - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Peter Tyndall to replace Emily O'Reilly as Ombudsman
# New Ombudsman
# New Ombudsman

Peter Tyndall to replace Emily O'Reilly as Ombudsman

Oct 8th 2013, 2:05 PM 5,106 Views 17 Comments

He’s set to take up the position after serving in the same role in Wales. There were 35 expressions of interest in the job from journalists, PR professionals, politicians and others.

# emily-oreilly - Friday 4 October, 2013

Ombudsman's Office will have to wait "a few weeks" to sign off on "a small number of cases"
# Rubber Stamp
# Rubber Stamp

Ombudsman's Office will have to wait "a few weeks" to sign off on "a small number of cases"

Oct 4th 2013, 5:52 PM 4,649 Views 8 Comments

A lack of a system to handle the changeover in the Ombudsman’s Office means that there will be nobody to rubber stamp some cases.

# emily-oreilly - Monday 30 September, 2013

Tomorrow is Emily O'Reilly's first day as European Ombudsman
# Europe
# Europe

Tomorrow is Emily O'Reilly's first day as European Ombudsman

Sep 30th 2013, 10:32 AM 4,317 Views 20 Comments

O’Reilly said today that she will focus on bridging the cap between citizens and EU institutions.

# emily-oreilly - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed

Sep 28th 2013, 10:30 AM 3,630 Views 10 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Most people ‘too stupid’ to emigrate, farmers want gun money, and Diageo unlikely to face charges over Arthur’s Day…

# emily-oreilly - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Students were "put through the mill" by SUSI
# Grants
# Grants

Students were "put through the mill" by SUSI

Sep 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,419 Views 23 Comments

The Ombudsman is dealing with more than 50 complaints from third level students about the new grant-allocating body SUSI.

# emily-oreilly - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Woman who died in hospital was unattended for 7 hours before her death
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Woman who died in hospital was unattended for 7 hours before her death

Sep 25th 2013, 2:07 PM 18,583 Views 17 Comments

The case was one of 3,412 complaints made to the Ombudsman last year about certain public bodies.

# emily-oreilly - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens
# Austerity
# Austerity

Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens

Sep 17th 2013, 1:55 PM 5,521 Views 82 Comments

Speaking at a reception for the new European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, he said the connection between economy, society and government is profoundly important.

# emily-oreilly - Sunday 4 August, 2013

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

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.

# emily-oreilly - Thursday 25 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 25th 2013, 7:48 AM 5,229 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.

# emily-oreilly - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Students can complain to the Ombudsman over grant problems
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Students can complain to the Ombudsman over grant problems

Jul 18th 2013, 9:36 AM 3,463 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.

# emily-oreilly - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Ombudsman: Our treatment of asylum seekers is unacceptable
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Ombudsman: Our treatment of asylum seekers is unacceptable

Jul 9th 2013, 8:17 PM 6,011 Views 85 Comments

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

# emily-oreilly - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 3rd 2013, 11:18 AM 4,665 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
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

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

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:15 AM 4,489 Views 13 Comments

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

# emily-oreilly - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Information Commissioner: staff resources no excuse for FoI delays
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Information Commissioner: staff resources no excuse for FoI delays

May 14th 2013, 5:20 PM 5,129 Views 13 Comments

Emily O’Reilly said processing Freedom of Information requests is a statutory requirement of public bodies.

# emily-oreilly - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

NAMA loses High Court appeal over environmental information requests
# Courts
# Courts

NAMA loses High Court appeal over environmental information requests

Feb 27th 2013, 11:08 AM 4,897 Views 18 Comments

The High Court finds that NAMA has a legal requirement to respond to requests for environmental data from the public.

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

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

Feb 27th 2013, 9:32 AM 6,407 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
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

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

Feb 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 7,141 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.

# emily-oreilly - Thursday 25 October, 2012

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

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

Oct 25th 2012, 8:07 AM 6,779 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.

# emily-oreilly - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

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

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.

# emily-oreilly - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform
# Transparency
# Transparency

Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform

Jul 26th 2012, 11:13 AM 1,993 Views 3 Comments

However Emily O’Reilly said “the devil will be in the detail” when the new legislation is published.

# emily-oreilly - Friday 6 July, 2012

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation
# Transparency
# Transparency

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation

Jul 6th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,371 Views 7 Comments

The Fianna Fáil-proposed legislation would see the Central Bank, NAMA and the Gardaí brought under the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

# emily-oreilly - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Ombudsman still waiting for NAMA, Gardaí and Central Bank to be brought into FOI Act
# Transparency
# Transparency

Ombudsman still waiting for NAMA, Gardaí and Central Bank to be brought into FOI Act

May 31st 2012, 9:43 AM 3,195 Views 12 Comments

Emily O’Reilly wants more public bodies to be brought within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

# emily-oreilly - Saturday 10 March, 2012

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

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.

# emily-oreilly - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Complaints to Ombudsman's office hit highest level in over a decade
# Complaints
# Complaints

Complaints to Ombudsman's office hit highest level in over a decade

Jun 8th 2011, 1:00 PM 345 Views 1 Comment

Emily O’Reilly says complaints to her office increased by 30 per cent last year in comparison with 2009, with almost half of all complaints relating to the civil service.

# emily-oreilly - Friday 27 May, 2011

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?

May 27th 2011, 8:51 AM 16,497 Views 55 Comments

Up to ten names have now been mentioned in connection with the presidency. We want to know which of these ten – some who’ve already declared an interest and a few who’ve shown none at all – would be mostly likely to get your vote at this stage.

# emily-oreilly - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Information Commissioner wants FOI legislation extended
# FOI
# FOI

Information Commissioner wants FOI legislation extended

May 4th 2011, 3:36 PM 437 Views 0 Comments

Emily O’Reilly has said the general public should be able to place Freedom of Information requests with public bodies like the gardaí, Central Bank and NAMA.

# emily-oreilly - Thursday 15 July, 2010

HSE accused of trying to gag Ombudsman
# Gag Attempt?
# Gag Attempt?

HSE accused of trying to gag Ombudsman

Jul 15th 2010, 10:13 PM 233 Views 0 Comments

Emily O’Reilly says the HSE’s legal action against Ireland’s rights watchdog was “perverse.”