Complaints to the Standards Commission

You will also find information on how to make a complaint concerning a failure by the Standards Commission to comply with sections 25 to 29 of the Disability Act 2005.

The Standards Commission is an independent statutory body. It shares offices, however, with the Office of the Ombudsman and the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Brief details about the functions of the Office of the Ombudsman

If a person is dissatisfied with the service he /she has received from a Government Department, a Local Authority, the Health Services Executive or An Post and has been unsuccessful in his / her efforts to sort out the problem with the body concerned he / she may make a complaint to the Ombudsman.

Further information about the Office of the Ombudsman and how to make a complaint to the Ombudsman is available on the website of the Office of the Ombudsman.

Brief details about the functions of the Office of the Information Commissioner

Subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003, the Information Commissioner may review FOI decisions of public bodies. Application must be made to the Commissioner in writing. The Commissioner may also carry out investigations at any time into the practices and procedures adopted by public bodies for the purposes of compliance with the Acts.

Further information regarding the Office of the Information Commissioner, including how to appeal an decision to the Commissioner if you are unhappy with it, is available at their website.