New Ombudsman Peter Tyndall Delivers His First Public Lecture at NUI Galway

L-R: President of NUI Galway, Dr Jim Browne; Marie McGonagle of the School of Law; Judge Ombudsman and Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall; Catherine McGuinness, former Supreme Court judge and Adjunct Professor of Law at NUI Galway and Prof. Donncha O'Connell, Head of the School of Law.
Feb 11 2014 Posted: 08:26 GMT

Newly Appointed Ombudsman & Information Commissioner, Peter Tyndall delivers his first public lecture to mark the 10th anniversary of the LL.M in Public Law at NUI Galway

The newly appointed Ombudsman and Information Commissioner, Peter Tyndall delivered his first public lecture since taking up office at NUI Galway. The lecture, hosted by the School of Law to mark the first ten years of its LL.M in Public Law, took place on Wednesday 19th February at 8pm at the Aula Maxima (lower).

The event was chaired by the former Supreme Court judge, Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness, Chairperson of Udarás na hOllscoile and Adjunct Professor of Law at NUI Galway, who has been associated with the LL.M in Public Law since its inception. The title of Mr. Tyndall’s lecture was: ‘The Ombudsman and Information Commissioner: Delivering Fairness and Transparency’.

Speaking at the announcement of the event, Ms Marie McGonagle, Director of the LL.M in Public Law said, “We are delighted to welcome the new Ombudsman and Information Commissioner to NUI Galway to this the first event to mark the 10th anniversary year of the LLM in Public Law. Given the strong public service and public interest law focus of the LL.M, it is fitting that our graduates and current students should have this wonderful opportunity to hear and reflect on the important role recently taken up by the new Ombudsman and Information Commissioner, and to appreciate his goals and the challenges his office faces.”

Mr. Tyndall received his warrant of appointment as Ombudsman and Information Commissioner from President Michael D. Higgins on 2nd December 2013. Mr Tyndall succeeded Ms Emily O’Reilly and will also serve as Commissioner for Environmental Information, and as an ex-officio member of the Standards in Public Office Commission, the Office of the Commission for Public Service Appointments, the Referendum Commission and the Constituency Commission.

You can find videos of the event on our YouTube channel.

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