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Current Details

Reference Number:P00033/12
Status:Petition Closed
Name of Petitioner:Mr Cearbhaill O'Dalaigh
Petition Title:The application of the Freedom of Information Acts and the Ombudsman Acts to the Central Bank of Ireland
Submitted By:Individual
Petition Text:My issue is with teh Central Bank. There is no transparency and are not accountable to any citizen in the state. They do not deal with citizens, there is no Ombudsman or complaints procedure about them. I requested information from them which would advance a case I have against a Financial Provider for multiple breaches of the Consumer Protection Code. The CB will not give the information requested claiming confidentialy this is despite it being a consumer protection issue I have asked for documents in good faith which were denied. I then asked for them under Section 33AK of Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Act 2003 (af) if the Bank is satisfied that the disclosure is necessary to protect consumers of relevant financial services or to safeguard the interests of the Bank, or also denied. In part they have a vested interest in not providing these docs as it shows there was no effective oversight by the Financial regulator between 2007-2009. There is no Ombudsman for CB and they are not subject to Freedom of Information Requests. More public scrutiny and accountability will mean they cant sit on their laurels and do nothing. They seem to think they are above approach. They also have cut a deal with NCA that NCA will not make any examination of terms in financial contracts or refer them to high court for scrutiny. (unfair terms in consumer contracts)

Historical Details

10)Status:Deliberations By Committee
 Date:06 Nov 2013
9)Status:Deliberations By Committee
 Date:06 Nov 2013
8)Status:Deliberations By Committee
 Date:06 Nov 2013
7)Status:Deliberations By Committee
 Date:06 Dec 2012
6)Status:Response From Department/Stakeholders/Ombudsman
 Date:06 Dec 2012
5)Status:Decision Of The Committee
 Date:17 Oct 2012
4)Status:Decision Of The Committee
 Date:17 Oct 2012
3)Status:For Consideration By Committee
 Date:17 Oct 2012
2)Status:Being Examined For Compliance With Standing Orders
 Date:09 Oct 2012
 Date:14 Sep 2012

Published: 04 Dec 2013 16.07.57