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June 26, 2017


The Public Service Ombudsmen (‘PSO’) Group held their semi-annual meeting at Gibraltar House in Brussels, on Wednesday 21st June 2017.
The meeting was hosted by the Gibraltar Public Services Ombudsman, Dilip Dayaram Tirathdas MBE and his team, Nicholas Caetano, Deputy Public Services Ombudsman and Nadine Pardo-Zammit, Executive Assistant to the Ombudsman.

Nick Bennett, Wales PSO; Marie Anderson, Northern Ireland PSO;  Rosemary Agnew, Scotland PSO; Peter Tyndall, Ireland PSO, Rob Behrens, United Kingdom PHSO; Michael King, United Kingdom LGO; Dilip  Dayaram Tirathdas, Gibraltar PSO; Sir Graham Watson;  Paul Borg, Director General Office of the Ombudsman of Malta; Anthony Mifsud, Malta PSO;  Nadine Pardo-Zammit, Executive Assistant to the Gibraltar Ombudsman; Donal Gallighan, Director of the Ombudsman Association; and Nicholas Caetano, Deputy Gibraltar Ombudsman. .
PSO group meetings provide Public Services Ombudsmen with a forum  for the exchange of ideas at first hand and an opportunity to discuss areas of common interest. The PSO meetings also enable Ombudsmen to provide each other with updates on the work done in their respective countries and offices.
Attendees at the PSO meeting, which was chaired by the Public Services Ombudsman of Gibraltar, included the Public Services Ombudsman of Ireland; the Public Services Ombudsman of Northern Ireland; the Public Services Ombudsman of Scotland; the Public Services Ombudsman of Wales; the United Kingdom Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman; and the Parliamentary Ombudsman of Malta.
This PSO meeting was held following the two-day Annual Conference of the European Network of Ombudsmen, which was also held in Brussels and which was attended by Ombudsmen from most European countries.