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# Emily O'Reilly

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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 unhappy ECB won't give Brian Lenihan letter to journalist
Emily O’Reilly said that the ECB has “wasted an opportunity” to use transparency.
Spanish football clubs may be investigated after a call from EU Ombudsman
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Tyndall to replace Emily O'Reilly as Ombudsman
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.
Ombudsman's Office will have to wait "a few weeks" to sign off on "a small number of cases"
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.
Tomorrow is Emily O'Reilly's first day as European Ombudsman
O’Reilly said today that she will focus on bridging the cap between citizens and EU institutions.
Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed
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…
Students were "put through the mill" by SUSI
The Ombudsman is dealing with more than 50 complaints from third level students about the new grant-allocating body SUSI.
Woman who died in hospital was unattended for 7 hours before her death
The case was one of 3,412 complaints made to the Ombudsman last year about certain public bodies.
Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens
Speaking at a reception for the new European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, he said the connection between economy, society and government is profoundly important.
Want to be the next Ombudsman? Search to replace Emily O'Reilly begins
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.
Brendan Howlin "had to fight a battle" for new Freedom of Information law
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
Some 400 application appeals are still outstanding, but the body handling grant applications says that it is ‘confident’ that mistakes won’t be repeated.
Ombudsman: Our treatment of asylum seekers is unacceptable
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
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
After the first round of voting yesterday, Emily O’Reilly was tied at the top with Dutch politician Ria Oomen-Ruijten.
Information Commissioner: staff resources no excuse for FoI delays
Emily O’Reilly said processing Freedom of Information requests is a statutory requirement of public bodies.
NAMA loses High Court appeal over environmental information requests
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
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
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.
Department of Health 'illegally' put age limit on disability allowance
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
The government has billed the legislation as the “most significant expansion” of the Ombudsman’s powers in 30 years.
Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform
However Emily O’Reilly said “the devil will be in the detail” when the new legislation is published.
Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation
The Fianna Fáil-proposed legislation would see the Central Bank, NAMA and the Gardaí brought under the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.
Ombudsman still waiting for NAMA, Gardaí and Central Bank to be brought into FOI Act
Emily O’Reilly wants more public bodies to be brought within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.
Gardaí and banks should be more transparent - Ombudsman
Emily O’Reilly said the gardaí, Nama and State-owned financial institutions should all be made subject to Freedom of Information laws.
Complaints to Ombudsman's office hit highest level in over a decade
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.
Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?
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.
Information Commissioner wants FOI legislation extended
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.
HSE accused of trying to gag Ombudsman
Emily O’Reilly says the HSE’s legal action against Ireland’s rights watchdog was “perverse.”