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Ombudsman and Information Commissioner Emily O’Reilly addresses Institute of Leadership, RCSI

27 October 2011

Ms. Emily O‘Reilly, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner, presented to the MSc Leadership and Management Development Class 2010/2012 at the Institute of Leadership, RCSI, on Thursday, 27th October 2011.

Ms. O' Reilly's presentation to the class focussed on two main areas: the Freedom of Information Act and the role of the Information Commissioner, followed by a question and answer forum .

Emily O'Reilly
Pictured (l-r) are Dr Tulupole Alugo, MSc LMD participant; Dr. Ruaidhri McVey, MSc LMD participant; Ms. Emily O'Reilly, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner; Dr. Terry McWade, Deputy CEO, RCSI; and Dr Declan Lyons, MSc LMD participant.

As Ombudsman, Ms O'Reilly is also an ex-officio member of the Standards in Public Office Commission, the Referendum Commission, the Constituency Commission and the Commission for Public Service Appointments. In May 2007, following the introduction of the Access to Information on the Environment Regulations which transposed Directive 2003/4/EC into Irish law, Ms O'Reilly was assigned the additional role of Commissioner for Environmental Information. In December 2008, Ms. O'Reilly was awarded a Doctor of Laws by the National University of Ireland in recognition of her contribution to public service and to human rights.