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Opportunity Lost - Magdalen Scheme Investigation - Opening Statement to Committee on Justice and Equality  - 30th January 2018

Ombudsman on RTÉ1 Morning Ireland to discuss Treatment Abroad investigation report - 17 January 2018


Your Service Your Say – A fresh start - 15th November 2017

Launch of the Voices MaJam* Survey of Bereaved Relatives Report - 15th June 2017

Reclaiming human rights in Europe: How to enhance democratic space?| - 11th May 2017

Populism? Regression of rights and the role of the Ombudsman - 3rd April 2017

Submission to the Joint Committee on Education and Skills - 7 March 2017


Improving Public Services with Systemic and Own Initiative Investigations - 28 October 2016 Speech by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall at Best Practice Seminar in Aberystwyth, Wales

Building Capacity in the Ombudsman - 26 May 2016
Speech by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall at Belfast Conference: Human Rights - A 21st Century Approach to the work of Ombudsmen

Speech to Assistant Secretary Network Annual Conference - 13 May 2016
Presentation by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall to the Assistant Secretary Network Annual Conference

Sorry Doesn’t have to be the Hardest Word - 11 May 2016
Speech by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall at the HSE Healthcare Leaders Masterclass 2016

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall addresses the annual meeting of the Chief Executives of Ireland's local authorities - 18 February 2016

Speech on Learning to Get Better - 20 January 2016
Speech by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall at the Tallaght Hospital Patient Survey Showcase, Tallaght Hospital


Speech on Developing Advocacy Services to Oireachtas Health and Children Committee - 26 November 2015
Statement by Mr Peter Tyndall, Ombudsman, to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children

Annual Report 2014 and Own Initiative Investigation Learning to Get Better - 30th September 2015
Appearance of Ombudsman before Public Service Oversight and Petitions Committee, Houses of the Oireachtas

The Office of the Ombudsman - Recent Significant Developments - 29th September 2015
Speech by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall at Meeting of Chartered Accountants and Internal Auditors Working in the Public Sector

The Ombudsman and Parliament -Effective Implementation of Recommendations - 17th September 2015
Speech by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall at the 3rd International Symposium on Ombudsman Institutions, Ankara, Turkey

Valued Citizens: The Ombudsman’s role in securing the rights of older people - 27th April 2015
Speech by Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall 10th at the National Seminar of the European Network of Ombudsmen

Resolving disputes about public services - 24th April 2015
Speech by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators AGM

Service delivery – an external perspective on Public Service Delivery in Ireland - 6th February 2015
Ombudsman's speech to staff of the Oireachtas


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