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Ombudsman Remit Extended to 180 Public Bodies.Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, featured in the divorce referendum post earlier, with Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions, Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD with leaflets explaining that…


…From 1 May 2013 over 180 additional publicly funded organisations will be subject to independent oversight by the Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly   This means that the Ombudsman will be able to examine complaints from members of the public about the administrative actions of public organisations including Universities, Vocational Education Committees, the Student Grant Appeals Board, FÁS, the National Treatment Purchase Fund, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), and the Family Support Agency, among many others.

[Emily O’Reilly said] “Today is a landmark day for accountability in Ireland.  Almost 25 years since it was first proposed the remit of the Ombudsman has been extended so as to include almost all publicly funded organisations that deal with the public.

Ombudsman can now examine complaints against 180 additional public organisations (