Freedom Of Information Act
At present the Freedom of Information Act does not apply to the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces.
Since the establishment of my Office, I have adhered to the spirit of the FOI Act and, in so far as is practicable, I operate within the framework and confines of the Act regarding the administrative functions of the Office.
However, the complaint and investigative process of the work of an Ombudsman is, in the normal course, exempted from Freedom of Information legislation. Therefore, in keeping with standards of best practice for Ombudsmen, details of individual cases investigated by my Office will not be disclosed and their confidentiality is protected.
As soon as the FOI Act is extended to my Office, I shalll publish details of how to access documents held by the Office in this section of the website.