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GSOC staff member quits - but it's 'nothing to do with the recent controversy'

A spokesperson for the GSOC said that the staff member is leaving to take up a more senior position at another agency.

The Garda Ombudsman office in Dublin.
The Garda Ombudsman office in Dublin.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A STAFF MEMBER at the Garda Ombudsman Commission is set to leave their post but the investigative body says that the departure is not related to the recent controversy.

A spokesperson for the GSOC said that the staff member is leaving to take up a more senior position at another agency and that the decision was pre-planned.

The staff member leaving on foot of their promotion was confirmed not to be Acting Director of Investigations Ray Leonard as had been speculated.

An independent inquiry into the GSOC’s suspicion that they may have been under surveillance and their subsequent hiring of a security company to investigate their concerns is underway. It is due to publish its findings within eight weeks.

Read: Shatter on GSOC: “My only interest is that we get at the truth” >

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