The ECB is to consider releasing the letter which forced Ireland into a bailout.
The Ombudsman says the Government needs to stop hiding behind the Troika in the decisions they are making to cut public spending.
The outgoing Ombudsman has launched a stinging criticism of the Justice Minister and his department.
The Gardaí are to come under the remit of the Freedom of Information Act.
Labour TD Aodhan Ó Riordáin has called for a new proclamation of independence, saying Ireland needs to refocus and re-declare its goals as a country.
New European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly says we operate to a C standard here in Ireland, in our work, and in our engagement.
Ireland's Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has been elected the new Ombudsman for the entire European Union.
Speculation is mounting that the Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, will succeed in becoming the next European Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman has welcomed the coalition's decision to temporarily extend the Mobility Allowance.
An asylum seeker has been awarded an arrears payment of almost €12,000 following the failure by the HSE to implement a successful Social Welfare Appeal.
The Information Commissioner Emily O'Reilly has said there has been a significant increase in requests for medical records in the past year, with the aim of improving applications for welfare.
The Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly has made a finding of age discrimination against the HSE for refusing public nursing home care to two women because they were too young.
The High Court has today dismissed an appeal by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) against a ruling by the Commissioner for Environmental Information that it is a public authority and therefore subject to information requests.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is promising a new mobility grant scheme that is within the law.
The Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has said she is disappointed at a Government decision to cut mobility payments to 5,000 disabled people, in response to a ruling from her office.
There has been angry reaction to the Government's decision to cut mobility payments to people with disabilities.
Hard pressed homeowners may be hit with yet another charge.
An Oireachtas Committee has asked the Health Minister James Reilly to respond to concerns raised by the Ombudsman over recommendations she made regarding certain disability payments.
The social welfare appeals system has been criticised for making people wait too long and for driving them into debt.
The Ombudsman has welcomed a government move to bring 140 additional public bodies under the remit of her office.
The Office of the Ombudsman has revealed that 2011 was its busiest year ever as it received more than 3,600 complaints, according to the annual report which has been presented to the Dáil and Seanad.
The Information Commissioner has said some public bodies are pushing back against inclusion under the Freedom of Information Act.
There was an 8% increase in the number of Freedom of Information requests last year.
Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has said that emigration is not always the worst option for young people.
Complaints to the Office of the Ombudsman rose by almost a third last year.
The Information Commissioner has recommended that An Garda Siochána, the Central Bank and Nama, among other public bodies, be covered by the Freedom of Information Act.
The Ombudsman is renewing her request that hospitals improve their facilities to allow dying patients and their families greater dignity and peace.
A new campaign is being launched today for the protection of human rights defenders who are at risk.
Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has hit out at the HSE and the Department of Health today for their treatment of elderly people in long-term care.
The Ombudsman has slammed the conduct of the HSE in dealing with her office and similiar bodies.
The Information Commissioner has raised concern that the work of NAMA will not be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act.
An investigation into Mayo General Hospital following the death of a 53-year-old woman has found a "serious deficiency" in administrative procedures.
The office of the Ombudsman says the number of complaints it received last year was the highest in more than a decade.
The number of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act increased by 18% last year, according to figures from the Information Commissioner.
The Ombudsman has found that seven local authorities around the country have no waiver system in place for refuse-collection charges.
The ombudsman is welcoming a HSE decision to allow a reduction in nursing home charges in the case of the daughter of an elderly lady.
The Information Commissioner has reported a drop in the number of Freedom of Information requests being made over the past three years.
A man left disabled in a work accident was paid more than 92,000 in benefit arrears following an investigation by the Ombudsman, it emerged today.
The Ombudsman has criticised a former health board for messing up efforts to get three siblings into foster care.
The Information Commissioner has reiterated her concern about the number of public bodies that are excluded from Freedom of Information measures.
The Information Commissioner has called on the Government to reduce some of the fees it charges for obtaining official documents under the Freedom of Information Act.
An elderly man who was charged more than his income to stay in a nursing home is to be compensated by the Health Service Executive (HSE).
One hundred and thirty more public bodies are coming under the remit of the Freedom of Information Act this week.
The Government has reportedly extended the Freedom of Information Act to cover 137 extra public bodies.
Information Commissioner Emily O'Reilly has criticised the Government for failing to include a number of state bodies in the Freedom of Information Act.
The Ombudsman has written a report aimed at helping public bodies deal better with complaints from the public.
THE Government's ongoing "culture of secrecy" in the operation of Freedom of Information legislation has been criticised by Information Commissioner Emily O'Reilly.
Information Commissioner Emily O'Reilly has published a report criticising the Government's failure to extend the remit of the Freedom of Information Act to cover all public bodies.
The Ombudsman told a Dáil committee today that her office should be given constitutional status.
The Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has said she expects to receive further complaints in relation to the repayment of illegal nursing homes charges.
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