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# gsoc - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.

Cooke Report: There is no evidence that GSOC was bugged by gardaí

The government has published retired High Court Judge John Cooke’s report into the claims of surveillance at the Ombudsman’s office.

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

# gsoc - Monday 9 June, 2014

GSOC bugging report expected to be discussed by Cabinet tomorrow

The Cooke report was commissioned in February following reports of “unlawful surveillance”.

# gsoc - Friday 6 June, 2014

Taoiseach's office has GSOC bugging report but he hasn't seen it yet

The Taoiseach is not likely to see the report until Monday as he is currently on a trade mission in California.

# gsoc - Thursday 29 May, 2014

GSOC investigate fatal road crash after pursuit by gardaí

A woman died and two other passengers were injured in the incident.

# gsoc - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

# gsoc - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Investigation launched after death of young man who was in garda custody

Gardaí arrested the man in Maynooth and have said he was intoxicated.

# gsoc - Friday 16 May, 2014

Man injured as stolen ambulance collides with a bus

Gardaí were in pursuit of the ambulance at the time and GSOC is investigating.

# gsoc - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Someone in the Department of Finance is having a little fun with their WiFi Somebody's Watching Me

Someone in the Department of Finance is having a little fun with their WiFi

Department of MESSERS, more like.

# gsoc - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Gardaí claim GSOC tells them: 'Accept this, it's no biggie... you just have to suck it up'

John Redmond, chair of the AGSI, said gardaí sometimes had to apologise to complainants even if they weren’t in the wrong.

Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief

Simon O’Brien said that the organisation’s remit should be “fundamentally reset” so it can “actively seek resolutions to issues and provide feedback to gardaí to bring about change”.

# gsoc - Saturday 10 May, 2014

GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned

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

# gsoc - Thursday 8 May, 2014

In the end Alan Shatter realised what many already had: He'd become a distraction

Numerous controversies had been dogging the Justice Minister for months which is why he may well have decided to call it a day.

# gsoc - Monday 28 April, 2014

Garda morale rocked by politicians taking advantage of controversies

In his opening address to delegates at the Garda Representative Association Conference, President John Parker also says there had been draconian prosecutions by GSOC in some cases.

Guns, handcuffs and summer shirts: Here's what they'll be talking about at the GRA conference

Alan Shatter won’t be there because he wasn’t invited, but we were so here are some of the issues we’ll be keeping an eye on.

# gsoc - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Taoiseach says three dozen allegations of garda wrongdoing have come across his desk

Enda Kenny said he has no idea if they are true or not.

# gsoc - Friday 28 March, 2014

GSOC unsure if it can investigate claims a judge put pressure on whistleblower

GSOC said it is examining whether they can investigate the accusations under their remit.

# gsoc - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

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

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.

# gsoc - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

This isn’t the first time illegal recording of Garda station calls has been noted…

…AND strongly criticised. Read this GSOC report arising from a complaint made in 2010.

Timeline: The eight weeks that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation

The Garda Commissioner was widely criticised for labelling the actions of whistleblowers “disgusting”.

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner

He’s gone, but why did he do it?

# gsoc - Friday 21 March, 2014

Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately

Ruairí Quinn has backed Labour colleagues calling for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks that two whistleblowers’ actions were “disgusting” just hours after the Taoiseach told ministers not to air their concerns in public.

# gsoc - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Enda Kenny tells Fine Gael: 'For Ireland, our best days are up ahead'

Enda Kenny has quoted Einstein and Lincoln in a keynote speech to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight.

Wallace: 'I've heard so many people cry now, it really is heartbreaking stuff'

Since this week’s publicity surrounding the gardaí, Mick Wallace said more people have come to him with information.

# gsoc - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

"Snide, frequently partisan and dismissive" - opposition takes aim at Shatter

‘Spinning’, ‘circling the wagons’ and ‘making shapes’ – Alan Shatter took a battering in the Dáil today.

# gsoc - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Column: The #GSOC debacle is a war of spin

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.

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.

Poll: Has your trust in An Garda Síochána been affected by recent events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has your trust in An Garda Síochána been affected by recent events?

An Garda Síochána has been all over the news recently, has it affected how you feel about them?

# gsoc - Monday 24 February, 2014

Government using 'spin and obfuscation' to delay whistleblower apology - Martin

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says the Government is purposely trying to introduce confusion.

# gsoc - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Minister Alex White wants Shatter to correct Dáil comments on whistleblower

The cooperation of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was questioned by the Minister.

# gsoc - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Look at Luke Ming Flanagan's new Twitter pic Shatter Resistant

Look at Luke Ming Flanagan's new Twitter pic

Has he got a problem with our rulers?

# gsoc - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive? explores the background to the current controversy surrounding the Justice Minister, the questions that remain and what’s likely to happen next.

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go

The call was made at a press conference in Dublin today.

Here's what Enda Kenny and 6 ministers said about security sweeps at their offices

Some were more forthcoming than others…

# gsoc - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about GSOC (again), domestic violence and the 34th best city in the world…