Journalist phones accessed by GSOC

Journalist phones accessed by GSOC

It has emerged that the Garda oversight body has been monitoring the phones of journalists.

Two reporters have found that their phone records have been accessed as part of a GSOC investigation.

Laws introduced last year gave GSOC the same power as Garda superintendents to access phone and email records.

One of the journalists who had his phone accessed - the Herald's Chief reporter Conor Feehan – has said he was angry after learning of the invasion of his privacy: “What we have to ask is, who is under investigation in all of this.

“GSOC were set up to monitor the activity of the Gardaí not journalists, but certainly I feel like I am the one under investigation in this particular circumstance because it is my phone that they have been going through.”


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