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# gsoc - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'If the gardaí were an airline you would shut it down': Former GSOC commissioner slams force

Conor Brady made the comments shortly after resigning from the Commission on the Future of Policing.

# gsoc - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Tribunal hears details of fight between garda whistleblower and partner that led to 999 call

Marisa Simms said Keith Harrison was “out of control” but later withdrew this statement.

# gsoc - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Gsoc probe launched after man shot and injured in Dublin overnight

A local resident said they heard “lots of screaming” following the incident.

# gsoc - Friday 28 July, 2017

The body that investigates gardaí is looking to ramp up its interview skills

The body that investigates gardaí is looking to ramp up its interview skills

Gsoc says it wants its interviewers to be trained like police.

# gsoc - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Whistleblowers: The Garda watchdog is getting four new investigators to deal with its mounting caseload

GSOC has the role of investigating protected disclosures made by members of An Garda Síochána.

# gsoc - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Commissioner refuses to name retired officer who was signatory on 'suspicious' account

A report on this account has been sent to Gsoc as there is “reasonable cause to suspect” fraud has been committed.

# gsoc - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Garda used internal Pulse computer system to snoop on new girlfriend

The abuse of the Garda information system was one case outlined in the Gsoc review of 2016 complaints.

# gsoc - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Garda allegedly shared video of woman's arrest on WhatsApp days before she took her own life

The video was subsequently shared on Facebook and was viewed over 100,000 times.

# gsoc - Friday 21 April, 2017

Family of woman shot at same time as Garda Tony Golden to sue Gardaí

An RTÉ Investigates programme broadcast last night called into question whether the man who shot Garda Golden and Siobhán Phillips was in fact a Garda informer.

# gsoc - Monday 12 December, 2016

Claims alleged rape of woman by garda was never placed on internal PULSE system

The alleged incident is said to have happened in August 2013.

# gsoc - Friday 9 December, 2016

Alleged sexual assault of girl by garda referred to GSOC

The officer in question is the subject of an ongoing probe.

# gsoc - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Sinn Féin TD makes protected disclosure over alleged garda malpractice

Martin Kenny has previously made statements around alleged malpractice in his constituency.

# gsoc - Friday 4 November, 2016

Family of student killed in hit-and-run say meeting with Taoiseach was "step towards justice"

The O’Farrell family believe there were serious failings in the garda investigation, and have submitted 59 complaints to GSOC in relation to this case.

# gsoc - Thursday 6 October, 2016

No evidence of Garda misconduct in case where man shot himself in head

A GSOC report found that there had been no wrongdoing by gardaí in the incident.

# gsoc - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Tánaiste reviewing reports about whistleblower "character assassination attack" by senior gardaí

It had been eported today that a statement was made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

# gsoc - Thursday 22 September, 2016

GSOC: 'Gardaí are damned if they do, damned if they don't'

Judge Mary Ellen Ring said they are taking up the slack for other agencies.

# gsoc - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

GSOC chair: 'We need more teeth to be able to investigate gardaí'

Judge Mary Ellen Ring spoke frankly to TDs and senators today.

# gsoc - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

"Serious failure" in investigation of child rape case - but no gardaí found to have breached discipline

Two women told GSOC that due to delays in the Garda investigation, the charges against the boy were dropped.

# gsoc - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

GSOC is looking for witnesses to a brawl in Temple Bar

Around five men were involved in the fight in Temple Bar in the early hours of Sunday morning.

# gsoc - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Failure by gardaí to show understanding of 'near-endless anguish' of grieving families

A panel of barristers said this may be attributed to the emotional distance gardaí have to observe in order to do their jobs.

# gsoc - Monday 18 July, 2016

No criminal charges taken against gardaí after water protest complaints

The garda watchdog received 40 complaints in relation to the policing of water protests and the installation of water meters.

# gsoc - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Twin sister of Mary Boyle to complain to GSOC over leak to The Star

Meanwhile, Micheál Martin has called on the Taoiseach to ensure the review of the six-year-old’s disappearance is “fully independent” of previous investigations.

# gsoc - Friday 17 June, 2016

GSOC 'mistaken' in instigating criminal probe into garda who later died by suicide

It follows an investigation into the tragic set of events that saw Sgt Michael Galvin taking his own life in Ballyshannon Garda Station last year.

# gsoc - Thursday 16 June, 2016

GSOC Commissioner Kieran Fitzgerald in a coma after falling onto rocks in Spain

Kieran Fitzgerald was seriously injured while on holiday. Doctors have placed him in a medically-induced coma.

# gsoc - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Martin Kenny has met GSOC over his Garda malpractice allegations

Last week, Martin Kenny put forward a number of claims in the Dáil over alleged Garda malpractice in the Sligo-Leitrim district.

# gsoc - Friday 27 May, 2016

Garda Ombudsman says it's already investigated some of Martin Kenny's allegations

The Sinn Féin TD raised concern about alleged garda malpractice in the Sligo-Leitrim division.

# gsoc - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Their stories aren't new, but you're about to hear a lot more about these OTHER garda whistleblowers

The stories of gardaí Nicky Keogh and Keith Harrison are starting to get a lot more attention.

# gsoc - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

GSOC says details of Clare Daly's arrest were leaked by gardaí - but no one will be punished

Daly was arrested in 2013 after a breathalyser failed to register a reading, but was later cleared.

# gsoc - Monday 9 May, 2016

Man dies in Garda custody in Mayo

A GSOC investigation is underway.

# gsoc - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

If you make a trivial complaint against gardaí, it's unlikely you'll be prosecuted

Just 26 files in relation to bogus complaints have been sent to the DPP in the last ten years.

# gsoc - Friday 18 March, 2016

Garda among two hospitalised after early morning collision in Donegal

Gardaí are investigating a crash involving one of the force’s cars overnight.

# gsoc - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Woman killed, four others injured in crash involving off duty garda

The deceased has been named as Jacqueline Wolohan from Coolock in Dublin.

# gsoc - Sunday 7 February, 2016

‘When you tell the truth in politics you get into trouble – but the truth helps me sleep at night’ Shatter Resistant This post contains videos

‘When you tell the truth in politics you get into trouble – but the truth helps me sleep at night’

Alan Shatter opens up on the controversies that forced him to resign, Leo Varadkar and whether he says ‘hello’ to Mick Wallace.

# gsoc - Sunday 24 January, 2016

It's now more difficult for Irish journalists to hold those in powerful positions to account

Ireland’s small community of hard-pressed crime journalists are up in arms, writes Tom Clonan.

# gsoc - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

There's going to be a review into the law allowing Gsoc to access journalists' phone records

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that it was of fundamental importance that journalists be able to carry out their work unhindered.

# gsoc - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Gsoc access to journalists’ phone records ‘really worrying’

The NUJ is seeking to meet the watchdog over its accessing of private data.

# gsoc - Friday 25 December, 2015

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with garda car

The man was taken to the Mater Hospital with serious injuries.

# gsoc - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Two children among six injured in crash involving car under garda surveillance

A two-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl have been taken to Tullamore Hospital.

# gsoc - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Gardaí may have interviewed victim of paedophile priest as ‘family favour’

A new GSOC report found that a statement might have been taken just to “appease the victim”.

# gsoc - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Woman who dodged bus fare claims gardaí 'snatched' her child

Gardaí have been cleared of any alleged wrongdoing.

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