European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly said the European Commission must be a role model for other institutions in how it deals with the issue of conflict of interest. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has said the European Commission must be a role model for other institutions in how it deals with the issue o(...)

John McCririck arriving at London Central Employment Tribunal in Holborn, central London where he is accusing Channel 4 and IMG of unfair dismissal. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Flamboyant racing pundit John McCririck was dumped from a high-profile role on Channel 4 because he was “alienating” and “very offensive”, an employme(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly  pictured in her office this week as she published her final report before taking up the role of European Ombudsman at the European Parliment in Strasbourg.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has criticised the Government for using her office as “cover” for cutting funding schemes for vulnerable people.In an intervi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Sam Reddy and Rebecca Harte  at the Patrick MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal last night. Photograph: Declan Doherty

“The republic that was created from the ashes of the rising was a perversion of the human rights ideals of 1916,” the outgoing Ombudsman and Inform(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said Bill “contains a number of important innovations to update, modernise and enhance Ireland’s FoI legislation”.

The act of deliberately destroying a record is to become an offence under a new Freedom of Information Bill (2012) published yesterday.The Bill was pu(...)

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  investigated  the failure of the HSE to implement a decision of the Social Welfare Appeals Office to award Supplementary Welfare Allowance.  Photograph:  The Irish Times

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has found that decisions by the HSE involving an asylum seeking mother and her two daughters “were taken without proper autho(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly:  There was no reason why reports on facilities such as creches should not be available on the internet given it was relevant public information and “parents are entrusting their children to these places”.   Photograph: Alan Betson

A regulatory system must be established for the home help sector to protect vulnerable people who are being dealt with outside of institutionalised se(...)

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(...)