Dáil Éireann - Volume 621 - 14 June, 2006
Written Answers. - Ombudsman Services.
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs if he will list all the Ombudsman services here; their respective terms of reference; the contact details; and current post holders in each case. [22889/06]
Mr. Brennan Mr. Brennan
Mr. Brennan: The Pensions Ombudsman, Mr Paul Kenny, was appointed on the 28th April 2003 and  his office commenced operations in September of that year.
Under the Pensions Act the Pensions Ombudsman has the power to investigate and determine; complaints made by or on behalf of beneficiaries of occupational pension schemes or Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) who allege that they have suffered financial loss as a result of maladministration by those charged with managing these arrangements; any dispute of fact or law brought to his attention that arises from the actions of those administering occupational pension schemes or PRSAs.
The Pensions Ombudsman is able to give such directions as he considers necessary or expedient to resolve a dispute. His directions can include a financial settlement to cover the actual financial losses incurred by the person making the complaint. The decisions of the Ombudsman are binding subject to a right of appeal to the High Court. The contact details for the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman are as follows: Office of the Pensions Ombudsman, 36 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2. Tel 00 353 1 6471650 Fax 00 353 1 6769577. email: email@example.com
Dáil Éireann 621 Written Answers. Ombudsman Services.