The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has launched an investigation into the temporary loss of a Garda sub-machine gun and ammunition, citing reports of an “apparent lack of security” in the incident.
Thu, 12 Jul, 2018
The detective who fatally shot killer Mark Hennessy will have to explain to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) that he honestly believed either his life or the life of another person was in “immediate danger” when he opened fire.
Fri, 25 May, 2018
It is expected that the Murray report into the bugging of journalists’ phones by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, which will be given to the Cabinet today, will advocate new limits on how gardaí and some other State agencies can snoop on private citizens’ electronic communications and use of websites.
Tue, 03 Oct, 2017
A report which was sent to GSOC by Donegal gardaí outlining alleged threats a garda whistleblower made to his partner was not an official complaint, the Charleton tribunal has been told.
Thu, 21 Sep, 2017
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has applied to the Special Criminal Court for transcripts relating to appearances before the court of Adrian Crevan Mackin, who shot dead Garda Anthony Golden in 2015 before killing himself.
Tue, 04 Jul, 2017
This week, we reported that an investigation into a Garda whistleblower’s complaint has been stalled for two years because of a failure by the force to hand over documents to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. But the background to this episode stretches back much further than that, writes.
Sat, 01 Oct, 2016
An investigation into a Garda whistleblower’s complaint has been stalled for two years because of a failure by the force to hand over documents to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC).
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016
A senior investigator for the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has described the loss of evidence collected during the investigation into the murder of Garda Dick Fallon as “wholly unacceptable”.
Fri, 12 Aug, 2016
A Garda Ombudsman report has said it appears, on the balance of probabilities, that details of the arrest of TD Clare Daly on suspicion of drink-driving were leaked “in an unauthorised manner” by someone within An Garda Síochána.
Thu, 19 May, 2016
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016
The garda sergeant who last week died by apparent suicide in a Donegal garda station had told his wife he was facing up to five years in prison after being questioned by Garda Siochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) investigators.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2015
The High Court has ordered the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission to disclose documents relating to complaints by Ian Bailey over the garda investigation into the 1996 murder of French film maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier in West Cork.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2014
A report commissioned by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) into the recent leak of confidential information has failed to establish any individual responsibility "either on the part of an employee of GSOC or any other party".
Wed, 10 Sep, 2014
The "atmosphere of frustration and tension" between the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission and the senior ranks of the force "heavily influenced" GSOC’s reaction in carrying out a security sweep of its office, an independent report has concluded.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014
Details of alleged abuses of the penalty points system are now almost certain to be made public, with the garda whistleblower likely to formally request a transcript of his meeting on Thursday with the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee.
Sat, 01 Feb, 2014
I must compliment the judge and state solicitor for dropping the case (Irish Examiner, Jan 8, 2014) in which two members of the gardaí were before the courts for a case in which a teenager admitted being the ringleader of a violent attack by a gang of youths.
Sat, 11 Jan, 2014
Representatives of rank-and-file gardaí have launched an attack on the Ombudsman Commission after two members were left to pay their own legal bills after being cleared of assaulting a violent teenager whose own mother described him as “an absolute gurrier of the highest order”.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2014
The Garda watchdog has criticised members of the force for being “slow” and “less than optimal” in co-operating with an investigation which ultimately led to two gardaí being convicted for assault and another for attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2013