The Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin TD has announced Peter Tyndall as the Government’s nominee for appointment by the President to be the Ombudsman and Information Commissioner.
Mr Tyndall, who has held the position of Public Services Ombudsman for Wales since 2008, will replace Emily O’Reilly, who recently took up the position of European Ombudsman, subject to a resolution of the Dáil and Seanad.
Mr Tyndall, who is originally from Dublin, has worked in Wales for more than 30 years and before becoming Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, Mr Tyndall was chief executive of the Arts Council of Wales.
A total of 35 expressions of interest for the position were received from individuals with a wide range of experience spanning both the public and private sector.
It is not yet known when Mr Tyndall will start in the position and there will be no person appointed to perform the Ombudsman’s functions in the interim.