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# gsoc

Last month
February 2023
# council of europe
Irish government needs to tighten up employment of special advisors, European body says
The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body has released a new report calling for reforms in how top-level roles are filled.
# Garda Ombudsman
Proposal to block Gsoc searches of Garda stations 'seriously undermines' oversight, agency says
The Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill is expected to become law this year.
Last year
# gsoc
Inquest hears GSOC have compiled draft report on shooting of George Nkencho by Gardaí
GSOC said it was likely that the file would be forwarded to the DPP who will decide if criminal charges should be brought in relation to Mr Nkencho’s death.
# National Security
New 'landmark' Policing Bill to radically change Irish national security apparatus
Cleared by cabinet this morning the Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill is expected to become law next year.
# Clones
GSOC investigating Co Monaghan road incident for possible Garda involvement
GSOC received a referral under the Garda Síochána Act, 2005, from a Garda Superintendent in Monaghan.
# Inquest
GSOC investigation into fatal shooting of George Nkencho by gardaí has 'made significant progress'
Nkencho was fatally wounded by members of the Garda Armed Support Unit outside his home in December 2020.
# Amiens Street
Fresh appeal for witnesses following motorbike crash in Dublin city centre
A Ukrainian woman is in serious condition in hospital following yesterday’s collision.
# George Nkencho
Sister and brother of man shot dead by gardaí take legal action against the State
George Nkencho died in December 2020.
# Complaints
Garda Commissioner admits officers failed to properly investigate child sex abuse case
Details of a specific complaint about the garda handling of the allegations were revealed in Gsoc’s annual report.
# gsoc
Garda watchdog sees marked increase in complaints in 2021 - but 39% ruled inadmissible
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission annual report showed that last year the body dealt with 2,189 complaints in 2021.
# Meath
GSOC involved in investigation after man dies in Trim crash
A car collided with a wall on Patrick Street in Trim at around 1.55am.
# Ashtown
GSOC asks for the public's help with investigation into Dublin crash
The traffic collision happened at the junction at Dunsink Lane in the Ashtown area.
# Limerick
Garda Ombudsman appeals for witnesses following death in garda custody
The man in his 40s had been arrested for a public order offence.
All time
# Blanchardstown
First anniversary of George Nkencho death marked with a candlelit walk
Nkencho died outside his Dublin home after being shot multiple times by members of the gardaí.
# Whistleblowers
'Dublin Declaration' calls for new legislation to help whistleblowers
GSOC had hosted a two day conference in Dublin on whistleblowing in the EU.
# Whistleblowers
GSOC: Government must give greater protections to Irish whistleblowers
GSOC is to host a two day virtual conference on European whistleblowers.
# agsi
The Minister for Justice has sought to quell opposition to proposed powers for garda watchdog
The new Bill has already drawn criticism from Commissioner Drew Harris who declared some of it unconstitutional.
# Dublin
GSOC launches investigation into ‘certain aspects’ of arrest of 14-year-old boy by Gardaí
Footage of the incident has been shared on social media.
# Dublin
March in Dublin to call for fresh inquiry into death of Terence Wheelock following 2005 arrest
The 20-year-old Dublin man was found unconscious in his cell and died three months later.
Opinion: GSOC has made a difference - but it needs reform
DCU’s Dr Vicky Conway looks at the development of GSOC since its creation, ahead of a new study of complainants’ experiences with the body.
# gsoc
Garda hit with monetary sanction after intruder confronted President in Áras an Uachtaráin
The person entered the building unchallenged and spoke to President Michael D Higgins in “an aggressive manner”.
# Firearms
Gardaí report 47 incidents involving tasers and stun devices last year including one on a dog
A log of one incident in Cork in August said the person had injuries to their hands, arm, and face that had been self-inflicted.
# Ardnacassa
GSOC investigation launched after man and garda hospitalised following crash in Longford
The incident happened at the Ardnacassa estate at around 4pm.
# gsoc
USB key sent by Gsoc to garda internal affairs 'went missing after being sent in the post'
The data breach was one of 29 reported by the Garda Ombudsman over the past two years.
# ballinacurra road
GSOC investigating as pedestrian left in 'critical condition' after being struck by car in Limerick
The incident happened at approximately 11.20pm yesterday on the Ballinacurra Road.
# evidence
Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.
# Campaign
'He needed help, not bullets': George Nkencho's family call for public inquiry ahead of GSOC meeting
George Nkencho was shot dead by gardaí on 30 December.
# gsoc
George Nkencho's family ask people not to share video of fatal shooting
Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said the shooting of George Nkencho by gardaí is “extremely traumatic for everybody involved”.
# gsoc
Man dies and another man has life-threatening injuries after collision on N7 in Dublin
One of the vehicles came to the attention of gardaí prior to the incident so the matter has been referred to GSOC.
# Investigation
Investigation launched after garda member accidentally shoots himself in Dublin
He suffered minor injuries.
# Complaints
Gsoc has received 169 complaints from the public over Covid policing measures
Gardaí have used the new Covid powers over 300 times since March.
# mallow
Gsoc investigation underway after Garda firearm discharged and two men arrested in Cork
The incident happened on the Mitchelstown Road in Mallow at around 8.30pm.
# gsoc
AGSI 'disappointed' to learn of public complaints about gardaí who were not wearing masks
The Garda Ombudsman said it has received more than 70 complaints about enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions.
# gsoc
Garda sanctioned for failing to investigate complaint of sexual assault on a minor in 'timely fashion'
Details on the case were highlighted in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission annual report published today.
# Justice For Dara
Varadkar to inquire why GSOC report into Dara Quigley's death has not been shared with the family
A Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission probed the case of Dara Quigley, who killed herself after images were leaked by gardai.
# Courts
Couple facing trial accused of giving bogus information to GSoc
Judge Bryan Smyth ordered them to appear again in six weeks to indicate a plea.
# Courts
Garda accused of making a racist remark to suspect has findings against him quashed
Garda Noel Gibbons had strongly denied making the remark, and the case was heard at the High Court today.
# Firearm
Gsoc investigation under way into 'unintentional discharge' of Garda’s firearm
Sources said the incident occurred on the grounds of Mayorstone Park Garda Station last July.
# Limerick
Gsoc investigation underway after garda accidentally shoots himself in the foot
The garda was injured yesterday after his weapon discharged accidentally.
# non lethal force
Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year
There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.