4 Feb 2015
Press Release: Immediate Release
Children’s Rights Alliance Welcomes Appointment of New Ombudsman for Children
The Children’s Rights Alliance today welcomed the appointment Dr Niall Muldoon as Ireland’s second Ombudsman for Children. The Ombudsman for Children was recruited through the Public Appointments Commission with children involved every step of the way.
Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance said today that:
“Under the ten-year tenure of Emily Logan, the Ombudsman for Children has become an important vehicle for delivering legal and social change for children. As the former Director of Investigations, Dr Muldoon will be in a great position to hit the ground running and ensure that the Office continues its vital work.
Dr Muldoon will be the second children’s ombudsman since the office was established in 2004. We hope that under his leadership the office of the Ombudsman for Children will build on its success over the past decade and work to create a culture of children’s rights. The key challenge for the Office is to bring about systematic change particularly at administrative level where critical decisions about children’s lives are made every day.
The Children’s Rights Alliance wishes Dr Muldoon well and looks forward to working with him in his new role.”
For press inquiries, contact Julie Ahern at the Children’s Rights Alliance on 01 662 9400 or mobile: 087 653 1069.