DESPITE calls from family and fellow gardaí for a judicial inquiry into the death of Garda Sergeant Michael Galvin — who appears to have taken his own life at a Garda station in Co Donegal a week ago — the Garda Ombudsman Commission is pressing ahead with its own investigation into the tragedy in which the commission is apparently linked.
Thu, 04 Jun, 2015
LIKE nearly every institution in the State, An Garda Síochána has been the subject of ongoing criticism in recent years and, like nearly every other national institution, the force has had to accept that some of that criticism was justified.
Tue, 19 May, 2015
Further explanations have been demanded about who tried to contact witnesses before they spoke to retired judge, John Cooke, in an attempt to influence his investigation into allegations of bugging at the Garda Ombudsman Commission’s office.
Fri, 13 Jun, 2014
Even if Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan does withdraw, as widely expected, his scandalous description of two garda whistleblowers as “disgusting”, it will be too late to salvage the Government’s inept handling of this long-running crisis.
Mon, 24 Mar, 2014
There could scarcely be a more damning indictment of the Garda operation of the penalty points system than the independent Garda Inspectorate report which, as even Justice Minister Alan Shatter has finally been forced to admit, highlights “major administrative dysfunction and a failure of management oversight”.
Thu, 13 Mar, 2014
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions says it has grave concerns at some of the issues raised by the Garda Ombudsman Commission earlier, regarding possible surveillance at the GSOC headquarters.
Wed, 12 Feb, 2014