December 17, 2019

The 50th anniversary of the Ombudsman in Northern Ireland: a short film

The Ombudsman’s office opened its doors to the public on 22 December 1969.  To mark the occasion we have produced a short film, The 50th Anniversary of the Ombudsman in Northern Ireland, which looks at the Office’s origins and explains more about our work.  The film includes an interview with Dr Paul Arthur, Professor of Peace Studies at Ulster University, who provides a historical background to the creation of the Office.  It also includes contributions from two complainants, who reflect on their experiences of using our service, and the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, David Sterling, who talks about the Office from the perspective of a public body.