Garda Síochána Act 2005
Officers of Ombudsman Commission.
71.— (1) The Ombudsman Commission may appoint such numbers of persons as its officers as may be approved by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Finance.
(2) The Ombudsman Commission shall determine the grades of its officers and the numbers of officers in each grade, as may be approved by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Finance.
(3) Officers of the Ombudsman Commission are civil servants in the Civil Service of the State.
(4) The Ombudsman Commission is the appropriate authority (within the meaning of the Civil Service Commissioners Act 1956 and the Civil Service Regulation Acts 1956 to 1996) in relation to its officers.