News Declan Lynch

Tuesday 16 September 2014

It's a wonderful world in there through that elusive magic door 

THERE comes a time in a man's life when he realises he will never be the Ombudsman. I guess that time came for me last week as I read that Ireland's current Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, is now officially a candidate for the role of European ombudsman, and a salary of €248,000 per annum "plus benefits". And here we are, her former colleagues in journalism, sending up that despairing cry of those forever on the outside: how did I miss another one?

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