297 findings available

Ombudsman asks Department to refund complainant after finding it unfairly recovered payment of farming subsidy

A number of recommendations have been made by the Ombudsman after an investigation revealed that unclear guidance to applicants led to confusion over eligibility of Single Farm Payments.

Investigation Report

Investigation finds that Department did not respond adequately to complaint

The Ombudsman has recommended that the Northern Ireland Civil Service review elements of their Dignity at Work policy after she found maladministration in the way the Department for Communities handled a complaint from a member of the public.

Investigation Report

Northern Ireland Environment Agency ‘followed appropriate procedures’ when processing development application

Ombudsman finds no maladministration over decision to approve discharge of effluent into stream, but recommends Agency apologise to complainants for failings during complaints process.

Investigation Report

Application for wind turbine ‘not processed in appropriate manner’ by Council

The Ombudsman has found that a Council provided a planning applicant with misleading and inaccurate information about his application, and has made a series of recommendations for remedy.

Investigation Report

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