A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Thu, 26 Mar, 2020
A complaint has been made to the Garda Ombudsman after a 15-year-old claimed he was knocked unconscious during an altercation with officers.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
It's night time. A pensive, maybe angry, man sits at the wheel of his car, trying to decide.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
A lack of sensitivity and use of confusing clinical language are among the challenges identified by young people using mental health services, according to a new report from the Ombudsman for Children.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018
Children are being let down by public bodies such as the HSE and Tusla who fail to keep their best interests at heart and by a mental health service where psychiatrists are not routinely available to suicidal young people.
Wed, 13 Jun, 2018
Molly is a teenager and, in the words of her long-time foster carers, “a beautiful human being who needs extra care and attention”.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2018
Magdalene campaigners have questioned why a State apology was given to laundry survivors when the Government denies the State has any liability in the matter.
Tue, 04 Jul, 2017
A bitter nine-month behind the scenes row with the Department of Justice led the Ombudsman to launch an investigation into the “possible maladministration” of the Magdalene redress scheme.
Thu, 01 Jun, 2017
Enda Kenny has said he was upset by the findings of a damning review into how state agencies work together when at-risk or troubled youngsters are removed from their families.
Tue, 30 May, 2017
The Office of the Ombudsman has received five complaints from people living in direct provision, in the first two weeks since asylum seekers were allowed to contact the office with concerns.
Fri, 14 Apr, 2017
Complaints from asylum seekers can be investigated by the Ombudsman and the Ombudsman for Children.
Tue, 04 Apr, 2017
Sinn Féin says the HSE's stated aim of bringing down scoliosis surgery wait times to four months is unlikely to be met by the end of the year.
Mon, 20 Mar, 2017
The passing of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill has been criticised for missing opportunities.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017
There is a reluctance to complain in Ireland, says Ombudsman Peter Tyndall, but he notes that complaining may bring benefits.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2016
IT is disappointing that the Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon has reported that the Health Service Executive failed to ensure that children in some residential care centres were not exposed to unnecessary risk.
Sat, 08 Aug, 2015
Private nursing home residents cannot complain to watchdog while those in public nursing homes can
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015
The Garda Ombudsman is investigating the sudden death of a man at Ballyshannon Garda Station in Donegal.
Thu, 28 May, 2015
The Government’s approach to child poverty has been severely criticised by the Children’s Ombudsman.
Sat, 23 May, 2015
The trade association representing the freight and logistics industry has confirmed that it will file a complaint with the Ombudsman over the country’s new postcode system.
Sat, 13 Dec, 2014
Eight Police Service of Northern Ireland officers have been disciplined over their handling of a case where a missing vulnerable man was killed by a train.
Tue, 02 Sep, 2014
A family forced to publicly grieve over their father’s death in a busy hospital ward were asked if he wanted dinner, a report on dying in Ireland reveals.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2014
Ombudsman Peter Tyndall will visit public hospitals as part of an investigation into how complaints are handled.
Sat, 14 Jun, 2014
The company that took over MBNA’s Irish credit card business, Avant Tarjeta, had the highest number of findings made against it by the Financial Service Ombudsman in the second half of last year.
Wed, 26 Feb, 2014
The head of the HSE’s Children and Family Services has indicated that some information heard in court resulting in a Roma girl being taken into care on Monday may be made available to an investigation by the Children’s Ombudsman.
Sat, 26 Oct, 2013
An 11-year-old girl who was raped was forced to wait more than two months before a female doctor was available to examine her, the Ombudsman for Children has found.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2013
Hundreds of children were left vulnerable to abuse because of inadequate services in parts of Cork City and county, it has emerged.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2013
The Garda Ombudsman is investigating an incident in Drogheda, Co Louth, in which a local man died.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2012
A move to protect gay doctors and teachers from being fired due to their sexual orientation has been blocked by the Government.
Thu, 03 May, 2012
The Garda Ombudsman is appealing for witnesses to a fatal road accident in Co Offaly on Friday.
Sun, 11 Dec, 2011
One of the country’s most senior civil servants has been criticised by the Ombudsman for Children over claims that he ignored young prisoners’ fears about jail.
Wed, 01 Jun, 2011
The number of complaints to the Childrens' Ombudsman has gone up by 65% since 2008.
Wed, 01 Jun, 2011
The Ombudsman is renewing her request that hospitals improve their facilities to allow dying patients and their families greater dignity and peace.
Mon, 13 Dec, 2010
Older people have been systematically denied their rights over 25 years because of a lack of State-funded nursing home beds, a damning watchdog report revealed tonight.
Tue, 09 Nov, 2010
Former police officers have urged the North's Chief Constable Matt Baggott to launch a new inquiry into the Claudy bomb atrocity after challenging some of the Ombudsman’s findings into the 1972 outrage which left nine people dead.
Mon, 13 Sep, 2010
The Catholic Church today insisted it did not cover-up the Claudy bomb atrocity by moving a suspected terrorist priest out of the North.
Tue, 24 Aug, 2010
There has been a significant increase in the number of complaints made against financial institutions in 2009, it was confirmed today.
Tue, 27 Jul, 2010
A report into one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles was put on hold today after bereaved relatives hit out at its findings.
Fri, 09 Jul, 2010
THE Government has been urged to root out a “rotten” culture of “excessive secrecy” in the HSE after the Ombudsman launched a scathing attack on health chiefs at the launch of her annual report.
Fri, 02 Jul, 2010
The Ombudsman launched a blistering attack on the Health Service Executive today, claiming staff put the organisation’s interests before patients and the public.
Thu, 01 Jul, 2010
The High Court has upheld the Financial Services Ombudsman's finding that insurers of a Dublin businessman had failed to prove that on the balance of probabilities he had committed suicide.
Mon, 12 Apr, 2010
THE Ombudsman has discovered problems and inconsistencies in how planning legislation isapplied.
Wed, 24 Mar, 2010
THE Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan, has been re-appointed for a six-year term despite the recommendations of An Bord Snip Nua her office be scrapped.
Wed, 16 Dec, 2009
THE OMBUDSMAN for Children Emily Logan met with children’s representative groups yesterday to brief them on Bord Snip Nua’s proposal to merge her office with the Ombudsman’s Office.
Sat, 18 Jul, 2009