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The reporting requirements for the Commissioner - as set out in the 1996 Act - are as follows:

  • to submit a report to the Minister for Justice and Equality on his/her activities not later than 3 months after the end of each year. The Minister will lay a copy of the Annual Report before each House of the Oireachtas.
  • to provide to the Minister, on an ongoing basis, all necessary information to enable him/her to discharge his/her ministerial accountability and responsibility in relation to the Office.
  • to keep all proper and usual accounts of all monies received or expended and all such special accounts (if any) as the Minister may direct.
  • to submit these accounts to the Comptroller and Auditor General for audit on a date specified by the Minister.
  • Strategy Statement and Annual Reports are available free of charge on the website. Hard copies can also be requested from the ORAC Customer Service Centre at
  • ORAC holds personal records relating to our customer’s applications. When a negative recommendation is made, ORAC provides applicants and their legal representatives with a copy of the application file.
  • Information relating to how we operate as an organisation is published on our website. We publish Monthly Statistics, Annual Reports, Statements of Strategy, Customer Service Action Plans and customer survey results. This is how we make most of our information available to the public. Click here for a list of publications. [

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