Ombudsman for the Defence Forces

Ombudsman for the Defence Forces meets new National Executive of PDFORRA

10 September 2009

The Ombudsman for the Defence Forces, Ms. Paulyn Marrinan Quinn S.C. today addressed the new National Executive of PDFORRA at a Seminar in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise. The Ombudsman took advantage of the opportunity to discuss her role as Ombudsman focusing on the powers and limitations of her jurisdiction under the Ombudsman for Defence Forces Act, 2004 (“The Act”) that defines her jurisdiction. The Ombudsman also benefited from the questions and discussions which followed which provided an opportunity of explaining the many challenges which her Office faces, on a practical level, and of addressing some of the causes of concern raised by members of the National Executive.