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#simon o'brien

# simon-obrien - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

New GSOC chairman will be paid €145,000 - whenever they are hired

The former chairman’s tenure became mired in controversy over reports the office had been under surveillance.

# simon-obrien - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

The controversial head of the Garda Ombudsman is resigning

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# simon-obrien - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald: It's 'regrettable' that no TDs showed up to discuss Garda reform Bill

The new Bill gives greater powers to GSOC.

# simon-obrien - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

GSOC unable to confirm source of 'bugging' leak

The findings of the investigative report, compiled by Mark Connaughton SC, were inconclusive.

# simon-obrien - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

GSOC Chairman says "question marks still remain" over bugging claims

“As you look back now, there is still an ‘outstanding anomaly’ in the words of the judge,” Simon O’Brien said this morning.

# simon-obrien - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

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”.

# simon-obrien - Saturday 15 February, 2014

The GSOC bugging saga: Here's what's happened since the story broke last Sunday

Further revelations about what happened at the garda watchdog’s Dublin offices are expected this weekend.

# simon-obrien - Friday 14 February, 2014

Commissioner “very very satisfied” no members of the gardaí spied on GSOC

Martin Callinan made his first public comment on the bugging saga today, speaking alongside Justice Minister Alan Shatter at a garda event.

# simon-obrien - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Oireachtas committee has “grave concerns” about issues raised by GSOC

GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien and other members of the Ombudsman faced questions from TDs and Senators over a report in the Sunday Times that the agency’s communications systems were bugged.

# simon-obrien - Monday 10 February, 2014

GSOC confirms ‘electronic anomalies’ found, and regrets not disclosing it

In a statement this evening, the Garda Ombudsman added that no evidence of Garda misconduct was discovered.