Please Quote Ref REP536/AK/15
Dear Mr. McWeeney,
I have been asked by Mr. Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, to acknowledge receipt of your recent letter in connection with a formal complaint of Misconduct against the Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman's legal authority to investigate complaints, and to recommend redress where necessary, is set out primarily in the Ombudsman Act 1980, which outlines the powers of the Office of the Ombudsman Irish Office of the Ombudsman The Irish Ombudsman Office of the Information Commissioner Standards in Public Office Commission http://ombudsman.gov.ie/ https://twitter.com/officeombudsman https://www.linkedin.com/company/office-of-the-ombudsman-ireland Investigates complaints about public officials. 18 Lower Leeson Street Dublin D02 HE97 Ireland (1890)253238 (01)6395689 (01)6395674 (01)6395676 Dáil Éireann The Government of Ireland Kildare Street Dublin Ireland in relation to the examination and investigation of complaints made to him. The Act also defines the Ombudsman's reporting relationship with the Dail and Seanad. The Ombudsman is independent in the performance of his functions and the Minister has no role in this matter.
I trust this clarifies the situation for you.