Peter Tyndall

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A ‘well-resourced’ online safety commissioner is required, the Children’s Rights Alliance says

A “well-resourced” online safety commissioner with an independent complaints mechanism for when a social media platform fails to deal with a complaint(...)

In all 31,591 FOI requests were made in 2020 – 40.5 per cent of which were to Government departments and State bodies. File photograph: Getty

There is “considerable room for improvement” in the Freedom of Information legislation, Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall has warned. Speaking o(...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall said there was a problem with the lack of data on people aged under 65 living in nursing homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Outgoing Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has attacked Ireland’s lack of “haste” in dealing with victims of institutionalisation. Before he retires after eig(...)

The review would aim to improve how the law works, said the Minister. File photograph: Getty

Legislation allowing members of the public and journalists to access the records of State bodies and Government departments is to undergo a “comprehen(...)

‘Ireland has always had a propensity to institutionalise people who present difficulties or do not fit neatly into categories. That propensity is just applied to different categories of people today.’  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The phrase “wasted lives” haunts us with its echoes of irrevocable losses and unused talents. The concept has been in the news this week in the contex(...)

Some younger people with disabilities did not give informed consent about being placed in nursing homes long term, an investigation by the Ombudsman h(...)

Peter Tyndallcalled for the  extension of the FOI act to all bodies in receipt of “significant” public funding.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 40,000 requests for information were made to public bodies last year, while the Information Commissioner received its highest number of appeals(...)

Ombudsman and Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall. Photograph: Alan Betson

A doctor discussing another person’s medical history with a patient and a local authority censuring a tenant over a tweet were among the cases the omb(...)

The refugees, who were sent to the former Skellig Star Hotel in Caherciveen from different locations around the country, were initially welcomed by locals. Photograph: Google Maps

The Health Service Executive raised concerns with the Department of Justice regarding the transfer of more than 100 refugees to a new direct provision(...)

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said the State’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (LDA) should not be shielded from Freedom of Information (F(...)

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