Ombudsman Emily O’ Reilly is a strong favourite to take the position of European Ombudsman going into today’s second vote in the European Parliament. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Emily O’ Reilly has been appointed European Ombudsman following a second round of voting in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today.The Irish Ombu(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has finished in joint first-place in the opening round of voting for the post of European Ombudsman.  Photograph: Alan Betson.

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has finished in joint first-place in the opening round of voting for the post of European Ombudsman, receiving just under a t(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, who received the backing of 80 MEPs from across Europe’s political spectrum – the written support of 40 was required to qualify. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has been confirmed as an official candidate for the position of European o(...)