Emily O Reilly

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Donegal woman Winifred Byrne’s husband Francis, her 16-year-old son Jimmy, and three other crew died when their fishing vessel ‘Skifjord’ sank in 1981. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Donegal widow who had secured the Ombudsman’s support for State compensation over exclusion from a Government scheme has finally been sent a cheque (...)

An image of Ann Lovett. Photograph: The Irish Times

The journalist who first reported Ann Lovett’s death, Emily O’Reilly, has said very few facts about the background to what had happened to Ms Lovett h(...)

José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission at a press conference in Government Buildings. Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Commission has come under renewed fire for mishandling the ethical issues raised by the move of José Manuel Barroso, its former president(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s wide-ranging speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg took in issues such a Brexit, climate change, European unity, tax issues and migration. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

It’s Leo Varadkar’s birthday on Thursday. This time last year, he was an ambitious young Cabinet minister with his eye on the top job. On Thursday he(...)

The European ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly. Photograph: Maxwell’s

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi should give up his membership of the opaque Group of 30 consultative body because it risks hurting public(...)

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly  concluded there was no maladministration by European Medicines Agency. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

An investigation by European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has found no maladministration in relation to a complaint about the human papilloma virus (HPV) (...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank: his membership of the elite group of 30  “raises serious questions about the transparency of the ECB’s activities”,  says European Parliament member Brian Hayes.  Photograph: Peti Kollanyi/Bloomberg

The European ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, is investigating the involvement of European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi in a group known as the(...)

Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman. Photograph: Alan Betson

A promise from the European Commission that the Brexit negotiations will be conducted with “unique and unprecedented transparency” is welcome, the EU (...)

Dr Chris Fitzpatrick resigned from the board overseeing the relocation of the hospital to a religious-owned site. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE says it regrets the decision by former master of the Coombe Dr Chris Fitzpatrick to resign from his role in planning the relocation of the Nat(...)

Vincent Browne plans print and digital content for Magill

Journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne has bought back Magill, the politics and current affairs magazine which he set up 40 years ago . Browne use(...)

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