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# ombudsman - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

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.

# ombudsman - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

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.

# ombudsman - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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

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.

# ombudsman - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Callinan: Informants are "difficult to handle"

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

# ombudsman - Thursday 9 May, 2013

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

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

Gardaí 'delayed' giving evidence in informant collusion probe

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.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

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

“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.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

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

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

# ombudsman - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

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

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

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.

# ombudsman - Friday 7 December, 2012

Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Friday.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Garda Ombudsman appeals for witnesses to Dublin road accident

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

# ombudsman - Friday 2 November, 2012

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission investigate death in Drogheda

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

# ombudsman - Friday 26 October, 2012

Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance

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

# ombudsman - Thursday 25 October, 2012

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 - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

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.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

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

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# ombudsman - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade

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

# ombudsman - Thursday 13 September, 2012

5pc spike in complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman

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 - Monday 27 August, 2012

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

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

# ombudsman - Sunday 24 June, 2012

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

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

# ombudsman - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Ombudsman to discuss Children First Bill with Oireachtas Health Committee

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

# ombudsman - Thursday 31 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

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

# ombudsman - Monday 30 April, 2012

Minister to bring in new legislation on school enrolment

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 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# ombudsman - Saturday 10 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

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 FOI

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.

# ombudsman - Friday 6 January, 2012

Irish language community slam merger of Language Commissioner

In a letter to the Irish Times, 33 people say they “expect” the government not to merge the commissioner with the Ombudsman.

# ombudsman - Monday 19 December, 2011

Garda Ombudsman still seeking information on mystery man

The man was found unconscious outside the Arlington Hotel in Dublin. He is in a serious condition in hospital and the Ombudsman is still seeking his identity.

# ombudsman - Thursday 15 December, 2011

PSNI officer's "flawed judgements and actions" criticised in report on Steven Colwell killing

The Police Ombudsman has released his report on the shooting of the 23-year-old man outside a police station in Co Down in 2006.

Garda group raises ‘serious concerns’ over actions of Ombudsman

The Ombudsman’s office has rejected allegations that its staff acted inappropriately.

# ombudsman - Friday 25 November, 2011

Troubles killings "cannot be reinvestigated"

The killings cannot be investigated by the police ombudsman’s office as they have already been investigated by the police.

# ombudsman - Monday 22 August, 2011

Shots fired as gardaí seize firearm and cash in Co Wicklow

A man has been arrested by gardaí after his car was stopped on the Wicklow / Kildare border yesterday. Shots were fired by gardaí during the incident. A firearm and cash were seized.

# ombudsman - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Probe into death of man in Garda custody

The Garda Ombudsman has been called into investigate the death in Co Louth last night.

# ombudsman - Friday 24 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am including: Enda and Nicolas’ brief encounter; Noonan urges us to spend spend spend; How Libyan rebels communicate; and the illegal Pulitzer Prize winner.

# ombudsman - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Defence Forces Ombudsman says public sector moratorium affecting redress

Annual report’s highlights are available in four languages after a record number of international visitors to the Ombudsman’s website.