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#Garda Ombudsman

# garda-ombudsman - Monday 22 March, 2021

GSOC investigation launched after man and garda hospitalised following crash in Longford
# Ardnacassa
# Ardnacassa

GSOC investigation launched after man and garda hospitalised following crash in Longford

Mar 22nd 2021, 10:36 PM 20,196 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened at the Ardnacassa estate at around 4pm.

# garda-ombudsman - Friday 1 May, 2020

AGSI 'disappointed' to learn of public complaints about gardaí who were not wearing masks
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

AGSI 'disappointed' to learn of public complaints about gardaí who were not wearing masks

May 1st 2020, 3:44 PM 29,634 Views 85 Comments

The Garda Ombudsman said it has received more than 70 complaints about enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions.

# garda-ombudsman - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Garda who struck protester with baton during housing demonstration disciplined two years later
# Wexford
# Wexford

Garda who struck protester with baton during housing demonstration disciplined two years later

Updated Jun 9th 2019, 1:00 AM 59,594 Views 31 Comments

The protest took place at a hotel in Gorey in 2015.

# garda-ombudsman - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Superintendents reject Gsoc claim they could be accused of cover-ups in investigations of gardaí
# Garda Ombudsman
# Garda Ombudsman

Superintendents reject Gsoc claim they could be accused of cover-ups in investigations of gardaí

May 8th 2019, 2:01 PM 8,864 Views 18 Comments

Gsoc chairperson Judge Mary Ellen Ring said An Garda Síochana runs the risk of undermining public trust in the force.

# garda-ombudsman - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Gardaí 'hugely frustrated' at false complaints made to Gsoc 'without fear of prosecution'
# Oversight
# Oversight

Gardaí 'hugely frustrated' at false complaints made to Gsoc 'without fear of prosecution'

Sep 23rd 2018, 6:05 AM 21,126 Views 49 Comments

A report this week recommended an overhaul of the system for dealing with complaints against gardaí.

# garda-ombudsman - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

GSOC complaints: Uniformed garda 'smelt of alcohol' and draped arms around two women in pub
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

GSOC complaints: Uniformed garda 'smelt of alcohol' and draped arms around two women in pub

Jul 25th 2018, 5:51 PM 30,280 Views 21 Comments

GSOC’s annual report was published today.

# garda-ombudsman - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Garda Ombudsman appeals for witnesses to arrest of man in Limerick
# Newcastle West
# Newcastle West

Garda Ombudsman appeals for witnesses to arrest of man in Limerick

Dec 21st 2017, 11:20 AM 16,021 Views 7 Comments

Gsoc is looking, in particular, to speak to a woman who was seen leaving a nearby restaurant and the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle.

# garda-ombudsman - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Woman's rape claims against father and brother were 'shelved' by gardaí for 11 years
# Fight For Justice
# Fight For Justice

Woman's rape claims against father and brother were 'shelved' by gardaí for 11 years

Jul 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 68,531 Views 0 Comments

Alleged victim claims she was told gardai ‘forgot’ to send file to DPP.

# garda-ombudsman - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Garda used internal Pulse computer system to snoop on new girlfriend
# Taking The Pulse
# Taking The Pulse

Garda used internal Pulse computer system to snoop on new girlfriend

Jun 8th 2017, 6:10 AM 39,953 Views 74 Comments

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

# garda-ombudsman - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

GSOC is looking for witnesses to a brawl in Temple Bar
# Investigation
# Investigation

GSOC is looking for witnesses to a brawl in Temple Bar

Aug 9th 2016, 12:49 PM 23,869 Views 10 Comments

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

# garda-ombudsman - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Martin Kenny has met GSOC over his Garda malpractice allegations
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Martin Kenny has met GSOC over his Garda malpractice allegations

May 31st 2016, 8:04 PM 9,753 Views 21 Comments

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

# garda-ombudsman - Friday 27 May, 2016

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

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

May 27th 2016, 5:42 PM 10,675 Views 63 Comments

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

# garda-ombudsman - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

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

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

May 18th 2016, 5:22 PM 31,139 Views 91 Comments

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

# garda-ombudsman - Monday 9 May, 2016

Man dies in Garda custody in Mayo
# Investigation Underway
# Investigation Underway

Man dies in Garda custody in Mayo

May 9th 2016, 2:00 PM 28,613 Views 57 Comments

A GSOC investigation is underway.

# garda-ombudsman - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

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

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

Apr 20th 2016, 4:11 PM 24,380 Views 55 Comments

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

# garda-ombudsman - Saturday 13 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 13th 2016, 11:11 AM 31,034 Views 30 Comments

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

# garda-ombudsman - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 22nd 2015, 2:33 PM 21,470 Views 33 Comments

Gardaí have been cleared of any alleged wrongdoing.

# garda-ombudsman - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Gardaí insist they ARE cooperating with probe into Clare Daly's arrest
# Dáil Claims
# Dáil Claims

Gardaí insist they ARE cooperating with probe into Clare Daly's arrest

Apr 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 14,745 Views 49 Comments

Yesterday, the Dáil heard claims that gardaí had not been cooperating with the GSOC inquiry.

# garda-ombudsman - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Gardaí involved in arrest of Clare Daly 'failing to cooperate with investigation'
# Dáil Claims
# Dáil Claims

Gardaí involved in arrest of Clare Daly 'failing to cooperate with investigation'

Apr 21st 2015, 5:42 PM 27,952 Views 96 Comments

Daly was arrested over two years ago.

# garda-ombudsman - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Man with gunshot wound to the head in critical condition after Garda pursuit ends in crash
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Man with gunshot wound to the head in critical condition after Garda pursuit ends in crash

Jan 27th 2015, 8:06 AM 19,352 Views 28 Comments

GSOC is investigating.

# garda-ombudsman - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

The controversial head of the Garda Ombudsman is resigning
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

The controversial head of the Garda Ombudsman is resigning

Jan 7th 2015, 6:13 PM 14,146 Views 35 Comments

Simon O’Brien is taking up a new post in the UK next month after a turbulent spell as GSOC chair.

# garda-ombudsman - Sunday 26 October, 2014

GSOC to investigate after van driven by off-duty garda struck a pedestrian
# Investigation
# Investigation

GSOC to investigate after van driven by off-duty garda struck a pedestrian

Oct 26th 2014, 8:05 PM 21,984 Views 63 Comments

The incident took place in Limerick yesterday morning.

# garda-ombudsman - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Garda Ombudsman to investigate after young man who was in Garda custody died
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Garda Ombudsman to investigate after young man who was in Garda custody died

Oct 25th 2014, 8:40 PM 28,416 Views 44 Comments

He was taken to the hospital by ambulance but died at 4:30am.

# garda-ombudsman - Friday 3 October, 2014

Justice committee calls for single Garda Ombudsman
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

Justice committee calls for single Garda Ombudsman

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:48 PM 7,065 Views 19 Comments

It also recommends reform of the complaints process, Garda training and formation of the Garda Authority.

# garda-ombudsman - Friday 26 September, 2014

Three bystanders seriously injured after being struck by car in garda chase
# Clare
# Clare

Three bystanders seriously injured after being struck by car in garda chase

Sep 26th 2014, 6:50 AM 26,779 Views 62 Comments

It has been reported that one of the men lost a leg in the incident.

# garda-ombudsman - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Retired judge says victims are being 'further victimised' by 'guards investigating guards’
# No Independence
# No Independence

Retired judge says victims are being 'further victimised' by 'guards investigating guards’

Aug 19th 2014, 6:45 PM 13,479 Views 28 Comments

Gillian Hussey is a director of the National Crime Victims Helpline.

# garda-ombudsman - Friday 1 August, 2014

Garda Ombusdman now has direct access to Garda PULSE system
# Pulse
# Pulse

Garda Ombusdman now has direct access to Garda PULSE system

Aug 1st 2014, 5:57 PM 8,425 Views 46 Comments

Previously, GSOC only had access to the investigations database under Garda supervision.

# garda-ombudsman - Thursday 3 July, 2014

GSOC received 2,027 complaints last year
# Who Polices The Police
# Who Polices The Police

GSOC received 2,027 complaints last year

Jul 3rd 2014, 11:31 AM 4,149 Views 12 Comments

The Garda watchdog also opened three investigations itself.

# garda-ombudsman - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

GSOC will be allowed to investigate the Garda Commissioner under new reforms
# New Powers
# New Powers

GSOC will be allowed to investigate the Garda Commissioner under new reforms

Jul 1st 2014, 6:30 PM 9,557 Views 30 Comments

The government has announced a series of reforms to strengthen the Garda Ombudsman.

# garda-ombudsman - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

This is what Cooke found out about those three anomalies at GSOC
# Cooke Report
# Cooke Report

This is what Cooke found out about those three anomalies at GSOC

Jun 10th 2014, 9:50 PM 8,025 Views 20 Comments

Were the Ombudsman’s offices bugged or not?

Fitzgerald has confidence in GSOC, says Cooke report is 'food for thought' for Shatter's critics
# BUGGING
# BUGGING

Fitzgerald has confidence in GSOC, says Cooke report is 'food for thought' for Shatter's critics

Jun 10th 2014, 9:35 PM 5,899 Views 15 Comments

The Minister for Justice was speaking after the publication of the report into allegations that the offices of the Garda Ombudsman were bugged.

Cooke report into 'bugging' of GSOC headquarters to be published tonight
# BUGGING
# BUGGING

Cooke report into 'bugging' of GSOC headquarters to be published tonight

Jun 10th 2014, 1:50 PM 5,447 Views 17 Comments

It is unknown when the report in to the bugging of GSOC headquarters will be published.

# garda-ombudsman - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Shell to Sea calls for whistleblowers to 'expose malpractice and corruption' at gas project
# Blow The Whistle
# Blow The Whistle

Shell to Sea calls for whistleblowers to 'expose malpractice and corruption' at gas project

May 15th 2014, 7:56 AM 9,040 Views 40 Comments

The call comes after allegations last year from a subcontractor that Shell bribed local residents and gardaí.

# garda-ombudsman - Saturday 10 May, 2014

GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned

May 10th 2014, 12:32 PM 7,796 Views 13 Comments

Where did GSOC fall down, and what is their response?

# garda-ombudsman - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate

Mar 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 74 Views 33 Comments

This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.

# garda-ombudsman - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain

Mar 26th 2014, 11:15 PM 21,200 Views 62 Comments

Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…

GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter - but did go to Commissioner
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter - but did go to Commissioner

Mar 26th 2014, 8:29 AM 6,484 Views 45 Comments

A report outlining concerns about the recording of incoming and outgoing calls at a garda station in Waterford published last year was not sent to the Department of Justice.

# garda-ombudsman - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner
# Explainer
# Explainer

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner

Mar 25th 2014, 10:50 AM 30,267 Views 64 Comments

He’s gone, but why did he do it?

# garda-ombudsman - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

There's a new garda confidential recipient... but not for long
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

There's a new garda confidential recipient... but not for long

Mar 12th 2014, 5:38 PM 8,670 Views 28 Comments

Retired judge Pat McMahon will vacate the office once it is abolished in the coming weeks.

# garda-ombudsman - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Column: The #GSOC debacle is a war of spin
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The #GSOC debacle is a war of spin

Feb 25th 2014, 5:05 PM 12 Views 40 Comments

With a constant flow of leaks, jousting between journalists and politicians, and the resulting war of words spinning out of control, the casualties in the Garda Ombudsman conflict will be high, writes Paul Allen.

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