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On Wednesday the Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, published his annual report for 2015, outlining the impact the office has had in dealing with 1,639 complaints made by, or on behalf of, children across every sector.
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office has this week welcomed the commencement of Part 5 of the Teaching Council Act, also known as the fitness-to-teach provision, which will allow the Teaching Council to investigate teachers in relation to professional misconduct.
Ombudsman Peter Tyndall is urging people to contact his office if they have complaints about a HSE-run centre.
North-West MEP Jim Higgins has called for the establishment of an agri-ombudsman to investigate complaints from farmers. The Mayo native MEP said: "As inspection penalties against farmers continue to rise, it's clear that our agri-inspectors need to be pulled back into line. In the last four years penalties against farmers rose by a whopping 500 per cent, the total penalties rose to €4.7 million in 2012, up from just €780,000 in 2009."
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has started an investigation into allegations that OSSL, a subcontractor for Shell, delivered €29,500 worth of alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station at Christmas time 2007 on behalf of the oil giant. The Ombudsman has begun its investigation following the forwarding of information to it by Swinford-based Superintendent Tom Murphy.
A film produced by a Mayo-based organisation on the impact of domestic abuse on children was launched last week in Dublin Castle, by Emily Logan, ombudsman for children. The film, from MCI Ireland, highlights issues that arise for children in the context of domestic abuse after a couple separates. Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan stressed “the importance of services that not only invest in children and families but that also hear directly from children”, adding that this was the only way “we can get a true understanding of how issues such as domestic violence impact upon them”.
In a report submitted to the UN Human Right Council on Monday, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, called on the Irish Government to “investigate all allegation and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner”.
The Press Ombudsman has decided to uphold a complaint by Senator Fidelma Healy Eames about two articles published in the Irish Daily Mail on 20 and 21 August 2012. The verdict also queried the truth and accuracy of the reports concerning her trip to Africa to work with an international charity.
Twenty two transition year students from Balla Secondary School, Castlebar, visited the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to take part in the OCO’s human rights education programme.
A 39-year-old man from Achill Sound died on the way to Castlebar Garda Station after being arrested following an incident at Cox’s Bar in Castlebar at 1am on Thursday June 7.