IRELAND: Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin has today welcomed the appointment of the new Ombudsman and Information Commissioner.
In welcoming the appointment, Minister Howlin said that the new Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall would bring considerable experience and expertise to the position.
Confident in his ability
“I am confident that Mr Tyndall will successfully apply this expertise to the vital duties of Ombudsman and Information Commissioner, whose extended remit now covers all Government Departments, Local Authorities, the HSE, and some 180 additional public bodies, including publicly funded third level institutions and educational bodies, recently added through the Ombudsman (Amendment) Act, 2012.”
Mr Tyndall who was a previous public service ombudsman for Wales will begin his term of appointment today.
President Michael D. Higgins officiated at the Appointment Ceremony, while Minister Howlin was aslo in attendance.
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