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# gsoc - Friday 31 December, 2021

First anniversary of George Nkencho death marked with a candlelit walk
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

First anniversary of George Nkencho death marked with a candlelit walk

Dec 31st 2021, 8:17 AM 16,222 Views 0 Comments

Nkencho died outside his Dublin home after being shot multiple times by members of the gardaí.

# gsoc - Friday 17 December, 2021

'Dublin Declaration' calls for new legislation to help whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

'Dublin Declaration' calls for new legislation to help whistleblowers

Dec 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 6,436 Views 5 Comments

GSOC had hosted a two day conference in Dublin on whistleblowing in the EU.

# gsoc - Thursday 9 December, 2021

GSOC: Government must give greater protections to Irish whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

GSOC: Government must give greater protections to Irish whistleblowers

Dec 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,949 Views 0 Comments

GSOC is to host a two day virtual conference on European whistleblowers.

# gsoc - Monday 8 November, 2021

The Minister for Justice has sought to quell opposition to proposed powers for garda watchdog
# Agsi
# Agsi

The Minister for Justice has sought to quell opposition to proposed powers for garda watchdog

Nov 8th 2021, 7:38 PM 21,665 Views 23 Comments

The new Bill has already drawn criticism from Commissioner Drew Harris who declared some of it unconstitutional.

# gsoc - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

GSOC launches investigation into ‘certain aspects’ of arrest of 14-year-old boy by Gardaí
# Dublin
# Dublin

GSOC launches investigation into ‘certain aspects’ of arrest of 14-year-old boy by Gardaí

Sep 21st 2021, 7:45 PM 45,256 Views 0 Comments

Footage of the incident has been shared on social media.

# gsoc - Thursday 16 September, 2021

March in Dublin to call for fresh inquiry into death of Terence Wheelock following 2005 arrest
# Dublin
# Dublin

March in Dublin to call for fresh inquiry into death of Terence Wheelock following 2005 arrest

Sep 16th 2021, 6:10 AM 28,231 Views 5 Comments

The 20-year-old Dublin man was found unconscious in his cell and died three months later.

# gsoc - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Opinion: GSOC has made a difference - but it needs reform
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Opinion: GSOC has made a difference - but it needs reform

Jul 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,721 Views 10 Comments

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 - Friday 25 June, 2021

Garda hit with monetary sanction after intruder confronted President in Áras an Uachtaráin
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Garda hit with monetary sanction after intruder confronted President in Áras an Uachtaráin

Jun 25th 2021, 10:06 PM 111,382 Views 70 Comments

The person entered the building unchallenged and spoke to President Michael D Higgins in “an aggressive manner”.

# gsoc - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Gardaí report 47 incidents involving tasers and stun devices last year including one on a dog
# Firearms
# Firearms

Gardaí report 47 incidents involving tasers and stun devices last year including one on a dog

Apr 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,684 Views 0 Comments

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.

# gsoc - 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 20,299 Views 4 Comments

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

# gsoc - Sunday 21 March, 2021

USB key sent by Gsoc to garda internal affairs 'went missing after being sent in the post'
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

USB key sent by Gsoc to garda internal affairs 'went missing after being sent in the post'

Mar 21st 2021, 4:42 PM 44,076 Views 0 Comments

The data breach was one of 29 reported by the Garda Ombudsman over the past two years.

# gsoc - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

GSOC investigating as pedestrian left in 'critical condition' after being struck by car in Limerick
# Ballinacurra Road
# Ballinacurra Road

GSOC investigating as pedestrian left in 'critical condition' after being struck by car in Limerick

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 1:10 PM 34,616 Views 9 Comments

The incident happened at approximately 11.20pm yesterday on the Ballinacurra Road.

# gsoc - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
# Evidence
# Evidence

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student

Feb 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 75,348 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.

# gsoc - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'He needed help, not bullets': George Nkencho's family call for public inquiry ahead of GSOC meeting
# Campaign
# Campaign

'He needed help, not bullets': George Nkencho's family call for public inquiry ahead of GSOC meeting

Feb 11th 2021, 4:12 PM 20,338 Views 0 Comments

George Nkencho was shot dead by gardaí on 30 December.

# gsoc - Thursday 31 December, 2020

George Nkencho's family ask people not to share video of fatal shooting
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

George Nkencho's family ask people not to share video of fatal shooting

Updated Dec 31st 2020, 9:58 AM 97,112 Views 0 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said the shooting of George Nkencho by gardaí is “extremely traumatic for everybody involved”.

# gsoc - Monday 21 September, 2020

Man dies and another man has life-threatening injuries after collision on N7 in Dublin
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Man dies and another man has life-threatening injuries after collision on N7 in Dublin

Sep 21st 2020, 8:36 AM 37,767 Views 0 Comments

One of the vehicles came to the attention of gardaí prior to the incident so the matter has been referred to GSOC.

# gsoc - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Investigation launched after garda member accidentally shoots himself in Dublin
# Investigation
# Investigation

Investigation launched after garda member accidentally shoots himself in Dublin

Jun 11th 2020, 9:13 PM 130,993 Views 99 Comments

He suffered minor injuries.

# gsoc - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Gsoc has received 169 complaints from the public over Covid policing measures
# Complaints
# Complaints

Gsoc has received 169 complaints from the public over Covid policing measures

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 7:46 PM 26,113 Views 39 Comments

Gardaí have used the new Covid powers over 300 times since March.

# gsoc - Friday 22 May, 2020

Gsoc investigation underway after Garda firearm discharged and two men arrested in Cork
# Mallow
# Mallow

Gsoc investigation underway after Garda firearm discharged and two men arrested in Cork

May 22nd 2020, 6:45 AM 23,171 Views 9 Comments

The incident happened on the Mitchelstown Road in Mallow at around 8.30pm.

# gsoc - 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 29,664 Views 85 Comments

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

# gsoc - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Garda sanctioned for failing to investigate complaint of sexual assault on a minor in 'timely fashion'
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Garda sanctioned for failing to investigate complaint of sexual assault on a minor in 'timely fashion'

Apr 29th 2020, 7:28 PM 45,664 Views 21 Comments

Details on the case were highlighted in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission annual report published today.

# gsoc - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Varadkar to inquire why GSOC report into Dara Quigley's death has not been shared with the family
# Justice For Dara
# Justice For Dara

Varadkar to inquire why GSOC report into Dara Quigley's death has not been shared with the family

Nov 13th 2019, 2:28 PM 28,405 Views 35 Comments

A Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission probed the case of Dara Quigley, who killed herself after images were leaked by gardai.

# gsoc - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Couple facing trial accused of giving bogus information to GSoc
# Courts
# Courts

Couple facing trial accused of giving bogus information to GSoc

Nov 5th 2019, 2:49 PM 19,859 Views 0 Comments

Judge Bryan Smyth ordered them to appear again in six weeks to indicate a plea.

# gsoc - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Garda accused of making a racist remark to suspect has findings against him quashed
# Courts
# Courts

Garda accused of making a racist remark to suspect has findings against him quashed

Oct 29th 2019, 4:29 PM 31,236 Views 0 Comments

Garda Noel Gibbons had strongly denied making the remark, and the case was heard at the High Court today.

# gsoc - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Gsoc investigation under way into 'unintentional discharge' of Garda’s firearm
# Firearm
# Firearm

Gsoc investigation under way into 'unintentional discharge' of Garda’s firearm

Sep 24th 2019, 3:40 PM 16,291 Views 21 Comments

Sources said the incident occurred on the grounds of Mayorstone Park Garda Station last July.

# gsoc - Friday 19 July, 2019

Gsoc investigation underway after garda accidentally shoots himself in the foot
# Limerick
# Limerick

Gsoc investigation underway after garda accidentally shoots himself in the foot

Jul 19th 2019, 2:45 PM 33,830 Views 87 Comments

The garda was injured yesterday after his weapon discharged accidentally.

# gsoc - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year
# Non Lethal Force
# Non Lethal Force

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year

Jun 13th 2019, 12:39 PM 11,081 Views 41 Comments

There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.

# gsoc - 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 59,685 Views 31 Comments

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

# gsoc - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Date set for full inquest into the death of Jastine Valdez's killer
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Date set for full inquest into the death of Jastine Valdez's killer

Jun 6th 2019, 1:27 PM 16,005 Views 19 Comments

He died from a gunshot wound.

# gsoc - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

DPP directs no action be taken against detective who shot Jastine Valdez killer
# Mark Hennessy
# Mark Hennessy

DPP directs no action be taken against detective who shot Jastine Valdez killer

Jun 5th 2019, 1:12 PM 24,502 Views 33 Comments

The 24-year-old woman was abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy in May last year.

# gsoc - Friday 24 May, 2019

Two detectives who lost submachine gun in Dublin should not be disciplined, says Gsoc
# Investigation
# Investigation

Two detectives who lost submachine gun in Dublin should not be disciplined, says Gsoc

May 24th 2019, 9:33 PM 53,441 Views 78 Comments

The firearm was lost on 10 July 2018 and was handed in to Store Street Garda Station by a member of the public.

# gsoc - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Family of boy detained by gardaí lodges complaint with Garda Ombudsman
# Complaint
# Complaint

Family of boy detained by gardaí lodges complaint with Garda Ombudsman

May 22nd 2019, 3:52 PM 28,009 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred last Sunday evening.

# gsoc - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Garda did not investigate rape complaint despite being reminded 15 times
# Complaints
# Complaints

Garda did not investigate rape complaint despite being reminded 15 times

May 15th 2019, 4:16 PM 99,621 Views 70 Comments

The case was detailed in GSOC’s latest annual report.

# gsoc - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

GSOC received nearly 2,000 complaints about the conduct of gardaí last year
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

GSOC received nearly 2,000 complaints about the conduct of gardaí last year

May 14th 2019, 6:26 PM 12,820 Views 51 Comments

The commission received 24 protected disclosures in 2018.

# gsoc - 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 8,919 Views 18 Comments

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

# gsoc - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Gsoc received 24 new protected disclosures from officers last year - there are now 49 active cases
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Gsoc received 24 new protected disclosures from officers last year - there are now 49 active cases

Apr 2nd 2019, 1:58 PM 7,960 Views 6 Comments

Ten new staff members have been allocated since 2017 to deal exclusively with protected disclosures.

# gsoc - Monday 25 March, 2019

Garda ombudsman notified after man dies following incident at Midlands Regional Hospital
# Mullingar
# Mullingar

Garda ombudsman notified after man dies following incident at Midlands Regional Hospital

Mar 25th 2019, 7:56 AM 27,027 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí are understood to have had an interaction with the man before he died.

# gsoc - Thursday 21 March, 2019

File sent to unauthorised third party in one of four alleged data breaches at Gsoc
# Sensitive Information
# Sensitive Information

File sent to unauthorised third party in one of four alleged data breaches at Gsoc

Mar 21st 2019, 6:10 AM 14,225 Views 4 Comments

Gsoc has apologised to one of the men affected by the breach.

# gsoc - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Gsoc notified as gardaí launch investigation into death of man in his 40s
# Laois
# Laois

Gsoc notified as gardaí launch investigation into death of man in his 40s

Mar 20th 2019, 9:23 PM 66,413 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí attended an incident at Wolfhill, Co Laois this afternoon at around 3pm.

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