Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (145)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

145. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the arrangements in place to seek a replacement for Ms Emily O'Reilly as the Ombudsman after she takes up her new role as the European Ombudsman; the process for an Acting Ombudsman until a new Ombudsman is appointed by the Government; the anticipated timeframe before the new Ombudsman is in situ; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33745/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Government has under consideration the appointment of a successor to the present Ombudsman to take up duty when the latter relinquishes her office. The appointment of an interim Ombudsman is not envisaged.