The Office of the Information Commissioner is the appeals body for Freedom of Information in Ireland. Our job is to review decisions which public bodies make on freedom of information requests. We are based at Leeson Street in Dublin.

Our team

In addition to the Information Commissioner and the Director General, we have a team of around twenty staff which is led by two Senior Investigators, Stephen Rafferty and Elizabeth Dolan. Further support comes from the shared services provided by the Office of the Ombudsman (for example, human resource management and information and communications technology support).

Information Commissioner

Peter Tyndall is Ombudsman and Information Commissioner for Ireland since December 2013.

Peter, who is from Dublin, served as Public Services Ombudsman for Wales. He was Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales and Head of Education and Culture for the Welsh Local Government Association. Peter worked in a variety of senior positions in housing and social care. In particular, he developed housing and support services for people with intellectual disabilities. Peter is currently President of the International Ombudsman Institute.

Director General

Jacqui Mc Crum is the Director General, Office of the Ombudsman and Information Commissioner.

Most of her career has been in the Financial Services area. She has extensive specialist and management experience from her work in senior positions in banking in Dublin and London. Her last position within a financial institution was as Head of Business Support & Control for the Treasury function. In 2013 she was appointed Deputy Financial Services Ombudsman for Ireland. She was acting Financial Services Ombudsman until she took up her current role in 2015.