Tyndall nominated to replace O’Reilly as Ombudsman

Dubliner has been Public Services Ombudsman for Wales since 2008

Peter Tyndall who has been nominated by the Government to replace Emily O’Reilly as Ombudsman.

Peter Tyndall who has been nominated by the Government to replace Emily O’Reilly as Ombudsman.

Tue, Oct 8, 2013, 15:29

The Government nominated Peter Tyndall for the role of Ombudsman and Information Commissioner.

Mr Tyndall, who is originally from Dublin, is the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales. He has held the role since 2008.

He will replace Emily O’Reilly left the office to take up the position of European Ombudsman.

His appointment is subject to Dáil and Seanad before he is appointed by the President.

In a statement announcing his nomination Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin said 35 expressions of interest were received for the role.

Mr Howlin said applications came from the public and private sector and included journalists, public relations practitioners, serving ombudsmen and public representatives.