Peter Tyndall

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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(...)

The Eglinton Hotel direct-provision centre in Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Recent improvements to Ireland’s under-pressure direct-provision system could be reversed unless enough space is created for new asylum seekers, the J(...)

A protester attends a demonstration calling for the end of the direct provision system in Dublin in 2017. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said a lot of concerns raised about direct provision centres prior to their opening have not transpired and they are o(...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall is to tell an Oireachtas committee he is precluded from examining complaints about the asylum process itself. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, wants increased powers to inspect how asylum applications are assessed by the Minister for Justice. Mr Tyndall will to(...)

John Wall highlighted the difficulties faced by those who are given a terminal diagnosis in getting access to terminal illness medical cards.

Concerns about the operation of the HSE’s medical card scheme have been raised by the Ombudsman following a complaint made by a father-of-three who ha(...)

The Ombudsman said that on some occasions an individual who may have been unaware of an overpayment demand  only realised it was outstanding when they began to draw down their State pension. Photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Social Protection pursued people for thousands of euro in overpayments despite having little or no documentation to justify the dema(...)

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 provides for a general right of access to records held by public bodies and also provides that records should be released unless they are found to be exempt. File photograph: Getty

Nearly 37,000 freedom of information requests were made to public bodies last year, an 8.5 per cent increase on the previous year. The figure also re(...)

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