Ireland Aarhus National Implementation Report 2014
DECLG today (12/3/14) announced a ”minor” amendment to the text of the response to Q VIII para 4 (page 10 of NIR):
For comparison purposes, I include here the new text and the original text:
While the OCEI is funded through the general government allocation to the Office of the Ombudsman and it is a matter for that Office to allocate the funding to the various bodies under its remit as it deems appropriate, it is acknowledged that the significant economic challenges facing the State arising from the financial crisis have presented significant funding difficulties for all public service organisations, including the Office of the Ombudsman.
The OCEI is funded through the general government allocation to the Office of the Ombudsman. It is a matter for that Office to allocate the funding to the various bodies under its remit, as it deems appropriate. It is also open to that Office to apply to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for further funding if required.
This note compiled by Áine Ryall