Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly announces appointment of new Director General to her Office

The Ombudsman and Information Commissioner Emily O’Reilly is pleased to
announce that Ms Bernadette Mc Nally has been appointed as Director General
to the Office of the Ombudsman, Information Commissioner and the
Secretariat to the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPOC).

Prior to her appointment, Ms Mc Nally  worked as a Senior Investigator with
the Ombudsman for three years. From 2004 to 2008 she held the position of
Chief Therapist Advisor in the then Department of Health and Children. She
has a BSc and MSc from Trinity College Dublin. In her earlier career she
worked as a front line health professional and was later a Director of
Therapy and Social Work services in St James’s Hospital, Dublin. She is a
native of Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.