Minister Frances Fitzgerald: “I look forward to continued engagement with the Ombudsman for Children and her staff in achieving a shared vision.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

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Gordon Jeyes, chief executive designate of the new agency, who is on a salary of €184,000.

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