Peter Tyndall

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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(...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall expressed concern the HSE did not contact the woman directly, but communicated with her hospital instead. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A husband’s complaint over delays by the Health Service Executive (HSE) issuing a medical card to his terminally ill wife, which arrived the day befor(...)

The  Reception and Integration Agency refused the homeless asylum seeker accommodation during last year’s snowstorms

A homeless asylum seeker had to sleep in a mosque during the Beast from the East snowstorms last year after he was told there was no room at any direc(...)

The HSE has refunded the €750 in excess charges paid by the man following the investigation by the Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall. File photograph: iStock

The Ombudsman has advised patients with queries about health charges to contact the Health Service Executive after he secured a refund for a patient w(...)

The Civil Liability Act gives legal protection in respect of information provided or any apology given during an open disclosure meeting with a patient or their family. File photograph: Getty Images

A proposal that clinicians and hospitals be required to inform safety and oversight agencies of incidents involving patients has been welcomed by the (...)

 Ombudsman Peter Tyndall had warned the Department of Justice that it needed to move speedily to deal with compensation for the 200 women. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The situation of about 200 women who had been in Magdalene laundries but have to date been excluded from a State redress scheme is expected to be reso(...)

The door of the Magdalene laundry on Gloucester Street in  Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has warned the Department of Justice that it needs to move speedily to deal with compensation for women who worked in Magdalen(...)

There will be an extra seat for the Dublin and South constituencies at the next European elections, a boundary review published on Monday states. Photograph: iStock

There will be an extra seat for the Dublin and South constituencies at the next European elections, a boundary review published on Monday states. Co(...)

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