1. Ombudsman says direct provision complaints show accommodation system is unsustainable

    • 23 April 2020

    Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has again expressed his concerns over the unsuitability of accommodation in the direct provision system. He said that the highly contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus has highlighted how unsustainable it is to have three or more people, who are not from the same family, living in the same room for a significant amount of time. The situation exists for many people in direct provision centres, and particularly for the increasing number of people living in emergency accommodation.

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  2. Emergency COVID-19 Payment paid to man stranded in Poland

    • 20 April 2020

    A man complained to the Ombudsman when he was refused the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. The man, who was living in Co. Kilkenny was eligible for the payment and applied online when he was stranded in Poland due to travel restrictions. In his application the man indicated that he was in Poland at the time.

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  3. Covid-19 Notice

    • 20 March 2020

    Due to the current public health emergency it is unavoidable and understandable that it is causing considerable disruption to the delivery of public services, as well to the work of our own Office. With this in mind, we would ask for your patience and cooperation

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