Fergal O’REGAN

Fergal O'Regan is Head of Inquiry Coordination at the European Ombudsman. In the ten years he has been with the Ombudsman, he has been responsible for managing more than 1000 Ombudsman inquiries. His present role is to ensure that all current inquiries by the Ombudsman reflect the strategy of Emily O’Reilly, the Ombudsman. Mr O'Regan has, in this context, played a key role in modernising and making more effective the procedures of the Ombudsman.

Mr O'Regan has a Masters Degree in European Law from the College of Europe, Bruges and law degrees from the Université d’Aix-Marseille and the Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao. He is also qualified in economics from the Universidad de Deusto. He has been admitted to the Bar in Bilbao and Brussels.

Mr O'Regan is currently a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges (in the inter-disciplinary section and the legal studies section). He also gives lectures in a number of other third level institutes on matters concerning the work of the Ombudsman and on EU law in general. He has also been Chair of the Brussels Branch of the Institute of International and European Affairs (the IIEA).