Journalist Gavin Sheridan: attempted to use European environmental legislation to extract  information from Nama.

A dispute between a journalist and Nama over the meaning of the word “including” has spent four years travelling through the Irish courts with a final(...)

 Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has urged people living in Ireland to speak up for themselves ahead of the general election and anniversary cele(...)

 Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman, at the launch of a new book,  Start Your Career Journey Here!, by Irish Times education analyst and career guidance expert Brian Mooney (left) last night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

School-leavers should make themselves aware of options to study in Europe outside of the CAO system, European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has said.Speaki(...)

Ms Emily O Reilly: ‘I see it as potentially a transformative office, that can give real realityto the buzzwords everybody trots out – transparency, accountability and so on.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emily O’Reilly opens the door to her second-floor office in the European quarter in Brussels. “Would you like a coffee?” she says in her signature (...)

European Ombudsman  Emily O’Reilly: “To my mind. there is a principle of transparency... Records should be released unless harm is going to be done.” Photograph: Eric Luke

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has reiterated her criticism of the European Central Bank for failing to publish a letter sent by Jean-Claude Tric(...)

European Ombudsman Emily O Reilly: the process could have “a significant impact” on the lives of EU citizens.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened a public consultation process on the EU-US trade deal negotiations, arguing that the process could have “(...)

 Hazel O’Kelly,  with photographs of her father  Patrick, who  died in Mid-western Regional Hospital, Limerick,  in November 2005. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

Hazel O’Kelly came home on October 28th, 2005 to find her father Patrick, a 61-year-old security guard, distressed, incoherent and vomiting.“He was ne(...)

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness (above) is among prominent figures who have predicted the State’s treatment of asylum seekers could be the subject of a future government apology

Last year Taoiseach Enda Kenny apologised on behalf of the State to hundreds of women who spent time in Magdalene laundries. They were blameless wome(...)

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment in the Nama appeal. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on a key issue in an appeal by the National Asset Management Agency against a decision it is a public body sub(...)

Dealing with death

The Ombudsman’s reflections on end-of-life care will hopefully add momentum to the gathering debate on how we deal with death. In his report, A Good D(...)