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# simon-obrien - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

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

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

May 20th 2015, 6:10 AM 8,678 Views 16 Comments

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
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

The controversial head of the Garda Ombudsman is resigning

Jan 7th 2015, 6:13 PM 14,161 Views 35 Comments

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

# simon-obrien - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 21st 2014, 8:05 PM 17,576 Views 50 Comments

The new Bill gives greater powers to GSOC.

# simon-obrien - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

GSOC unable to confirm source of 'bugging' leak
# None The Wiser
# None The Wiser

GSOC unable to confirm source of 'bugging' leak

Sep 24th 2014, 8:55 PM 5,021 Views 11 Comments

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
# Credible Threats
# Credible Threats

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

Jun 11th 2014, 10:44 AM 3,676 Views 37 Comments

“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
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

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

May 14th 2014, 11:32 AM 5,832 Views 43 Comments

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
# Seven Days
# Seven Days

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

Feb 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 8,146 Views 35 Comments

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
# BUGGING
# BUGGING

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

Feb 14th 2014, 10:10 PM 20,381 Views 225 Comments

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
# Bugging Claims
# Bugging Claims

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

Feb 12th 2014, 10:22 PM 18,290 Views 72 Comments

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
# Garda Ombudsman
# Garda Ombudsman

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

Feb 10th 2014, 9:05 PM 17,576 Views 136 Comments

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