A number of media organisations have lost their appeal over an order preventing identification of a man who admitted sexual assault and attempted defilement of a child when he was aged 16 and she was 15.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2020
The Garda Ombudsman has bluntly told the justice minister that if its staffing is not significantly increased it would “undoubtedly result” in the organisation’s failure to meet its obligations to the public.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2018
The judge at the helm of the Garda Ombudsman has said GSOC has at times been “left adrift in a sea of legislative sludge without a paddle”, and looked forward to members of an Oireachtas committee “taking on the role of the O’Donovan brothers” and paddling the watchdog to clearer waters.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
Thu, 13 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
Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will “study in detail” calls from the Garda Ombudsman to give it the legal right to seek court orders directing the Garda commissioner to hand over documents.
Fri, 23 Sep, 2016
The body representing national newspapers in Ireland yesterday said the Irish legislative framework “breaches” European law as it fails to adequately protect “the sources and privacy of journalists”.
Fri, 22 Jan, 2016