Barrister and former judge Alan Mahon is to continue in his role as Ombudsman for the Defence Forces. Defence Minister Simon Coveney announced that Mr Mahon has been reappointed for a further three years, until 6 July 2024.
The Ombudsman plans to write to ministers to fast-track an extension of his powers to investigate the complaints about the care and deaths of residents in nursing homes and hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter Tyndall has called for promised regulations to be introduced to extend the r
Two complaints against the Law Society of Ireland have been upheld by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. The Ombudsman received 35 complaints about the Law Society in 2019 but upheld just two of them, according to his office's latest annual report.
Complaints to the Ombudsman rose by nine per cent to reach a nine-year high last year, according to new figures. Ombudsman Peter Tyndall, who considers complaints from people who use public services, received 3,664 complaints in 2019.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how "unsuitable and unsustainable" accommodation for asylum seekers in Ireland is, the Ombudsman has said. In his annual commentary on the Direct Provision system, Ombudsman Peter Tyndall repeated concerns over the suitability of accommodation, with three or
Three nuns who stopped receiving their Portuguese state pension after returning to Ireland have had the payments reinstated following an intervention by the Irish Ombudsman. The nuns had been without pension payments for over six months after returning to Ireland, having spent decades in Portugal pr
The number of complaints made to the Ombudsman rose by 11 per cent last year, new figures reveal. Ombudsman Peter Tyndall received more than 3,300 complaints in 2018, mostly (1,065) about services provided by government departments, according to his 2018 annual report.