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ODF launches the 2021 Annual report

2021 was a busy year for my office. It saw the completion of 36 Reports. (In 2020, 25 Reports were completed). Just 3 cases were carried over from 2021 to 2022, all because further information was awaited. In 2021, 15 Recommendations were made to theMinister for Defence, compared to 12 in the previous year. All


ODF launches the 2020 Annual report

In 2020, 15 cases were referred to my office for full investigation, and in total 25 reports were issued, a number of which related to referrals from 2019. Some 12 Recommendations to the Minister for Defence were made in these Reports, and a number have been accepted to date. In the course of 2020, I


Launch of New Ombudsman Booklet

14 October 2019 A new guide to finding the correct Ombudsman to deal with your complaint was launched by Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl and Rónán Ó Domhnaill, Chair of the Irish Ombudsman Network on 8 May 2019. ‘Ombudsman Offices in Ireland’ features the seven main ‘Ombudsman’ offices and also lists other complaint handlers in


2013-14 Annual Report

19 October 2015 Ombudsman for Defence Forces Reports Increase in Military Complaints Awaiting Recommendation and Highlights Need for Co-Ordinated Effort in Reducing Delays The Ombudsman for the Defence Forces, Mr. Patrick Anthony McCourt, has reported an increase in the level of complaints reported to his Office during 2013 and 2014 compared to 2010 and 2011.